Whole-Home Humidifier vs. Portable Humidifier – Which is Better?

Did you know that low humidity can have a negative effect on your home and comfort? Here are just a few ways that you and your home can be affected:

  • Increase your likelihood of catching a cold or the flu
  • Cause walls or woodwork to crack
  • Increase energy costs
  • Cause bloody noses, dry mouth, itchy eyes, sore throats, or static shock

Your home should be the most comfortable place in the world, not list of symptoms due to dry air! A humidifier is a perfect way to return moisture to the air and avoid these effects.

Get control of your indoor air quality and know the difference between a whole-home humidifier and a room humidifier. Do you know which is best for your home and lifestyle?

Although both units restore moisture to the air, they have key differences in their functionalities. Check out the comparison below:

Features Whole-Home Humidifier Room Humidifier
Reach Entire Home One Room
Maintenance Seasonal Water Panel Change Daily and Manual Water Replacement
Storage Installed Directly into HVAC Equipment, Out of Sight Placed in Open Area Within Room, Very Visible
Noise Quiet, Furnace Fan is Used to Circulate Humidity Humidifier Must Rely on its Own Fan, Produces Noisy Fan Sound

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