Ask the JD Service Now Experts: How Does a Humidifier Work?

January 13, 2015

This winter, you have a lot to worry about in Durham. Snow, frozen temperatures, heating costs, and poor air quality. This poor air quality can sometimes be attributed to air with very low humidity. People need a certain level of humidity to be comfortable. In the winter, low humidity can dry out your skin and mucous membranes. Even if the relative humidity levels are normal outside, furnaces and other heat sources can dry this air out.

Symptoms of Low Humidity

  • Dry Air
  • Colder Air
  • Dried Out Wood
  • Constant Runny Noses
  • Coughing
  • Brittle Skin

A simple appliance can help solve this issue, a humidifier. By adding a little water to the atmosphere, you can do wonders for the quality of air. The most common type of humidifier is called an Evaporative Humidifier.

Evaporative Humidifier: The Basics

  • Reservoir – This hold cold water and dispenses into a basin.
  • Wicking Filter - Absorbs the water from basin. A fan then blows air through moistened filter.
  • Self-Regulating - As humidity decreases, the water-vapor output decreases.
  • Integrated - Some models can be installed to work in tandem with heating/cooling system.

Other types of humidifiers include Steam (vaporizers); Impeller, which acts like a diffuser; or Ultrasonic, which makes ultrasonic frequencies that create water droplets. These models can be as small as a tabletop model or they can be integrated into whole-home heating units.

Whatever the demand or desire, the expert staff at JD Service Now is here to give your home the humidity it needs and deliver safe, breathable air for your family. To us, our customers are our family and we want to satisfy their home heating needs. From the furnace heating you this winter all the way to the humidifier regulating the moisture in your house. We are there for you rain or shine, day or night. Contact us today for more information.