The Benefits of Steam Humidifiers

The Benefits of Steam Humidifiers

Are you tired of the dry, uncomfortable air inside your home during the winter months in Ontario? Adding humidity to your home during the winter is crucial for your health and the integrity of your property. Dry air can lead to health problems and damage to your home. Fortunately, a humidification system can help you maintain proper humidity levels, improving your indoor air quality and overall comfort. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of a steam humidification system that we have installed in several homes, and love it so much we can’t keep this a secret.

The inside of a wall-hung steam humidifier unit.
A steam hose gets attached to the furnace ductwork.

One type of humidification system that is particularly effective in cold climates is the residential steam humidification system. This system uses electricity to create steam, which is then distributed throughout the home using the furnace fan and ductwork to raise the humidity levels. Steam humidification systems are ideal for any home and any homeowner expecting improvements. Where traditional humidifiers can’t keep up, these can maintain consistent humidity levels even in extreme temperatures. While steam humidification systems are generally low-maintenance, they still require regular upkeep to function properly. In the next section, we will take a closer look at the benefits and how it can improve the comfort and health of your home.

Water quality is an important factor to consider when installing a steam humidifier in your home. Water with high levels of minerals, such as calcium, iron, and magnesium need to be filtered. Depending on the quality of your water, you may need to install a water filtration system to ensure that the steam humidifier is operating at its best.

Comfort: One of the primary benefits of a steam humidifier is that it will improve the comfort of your home. Cold, dry air causes dry skin, a dry nose, throat irritation, and other discomforts. By adding moisture to the air, a steam humidifier can help alleviate these symptoms, making your home feel more comfortable.

Home: Another benefit of a steam humidifier is that it can help protect your home from damage caused by dry air. Dry air causes hardwood floors to shrink, wooden trims and furniture to warp. By maintaining the proper humidity levels of 40 – 60%, a steam humidifier will help prevent these types of damage.

Efficiency: Low humidity levels can make your heating system work harder, which can also increase your energy bills. Maintaining an appropriate humidity level can help reduce your home heating energy usage because it higher humidity levels we feel warmer.

Outdoor sensor installed.

In addition to the above benefits, many steam humidifiers come equipped with an automatic controller and outdoor sensor. The controller measures the humidity levels inside your home and adjusts the output of the steam humidifier accordingly, ensuring that the air is never too dry or too humid. The outdoor sensor can detect changes in outdoor temperature and humidity levels, allowing the controller to adjust the steam output to compensate for these changes. With an automatic controller and outdoor sensor, you can live at home without needing to constantly monitor and adjust the system yourself. This feature makes a steam humidifier even more convenient and hassle-free to use.

A modulating controller choose the correct amperage draw depending on demand.
Steam hose connected to the supply piping of an air handler system.

A modulating controller is a type of advanced humidistat that can be used in conjunction with a steam humidifier to provide even more precise control over humidity levels. Unlike a standard humidistat, which simply turns the system on and off as needed, these units can adjust the steam output based on the outdoor temperature and indoor humidity levels. This allows for more precise and consistent control. Modulating controllers help reduce energy costs by changing the circuit amp draw depending on demand. Steam units usually require a 20A / 240V circuit, or a 20A / 120V circuit.

Take control of your home’s humidity levels and experience the benefits of a steam humidification system today. You can buy the system here and book an installation date using our online booking app.