Whole House Humidifiers

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Dry winter air got you down? Call Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing! We can install a whole house humidifier in your Kansas City home to add moisture back into the air so you can breathe easier and be more comfortable all winter long.

Are you ready to experience home comfort like you never have before? At Top Notch Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we provide homeowners throughout Kansas and Missouri with whole house humidifier installation, replacement and repair. Call today for an estimate!

Benefits of Humidifiers

Whole house humidifiers provide many benefits to your home and your family, including:

  • Easing symptoms of coughs, colds, flu and hay fever
  • Decreasing static electricity and improving your home’s atmosphere and air quality
  • Moisturizing your lungs and nose, allowing asthma sufferers to breathe and sleep easier
  • Keeping wood floors, furniture, wallpaper, etc. hydrated and preventing them from cracking
  • Reducing dust particles and killing bacteria

Whole house humidifiers can also help make your home feel warmer. When heat evaporates moisture into the air, it also pulls moisture from the skin, causing your body temperature to fall (the same reason you feel cold after stepping out of the shower or pool). As a result, a temperature of 70oF in a room with 80% humidity feels just as warm as 75oF at 20% humidity.

Types of Humidifiers

Spray mist humidifiers –spray mist humidifiers use a fine mist sprayed directly into your ducts to moisturize air from the furnace every time the heater kicks on. Spray mist humidifiers require less maintenance than any other type of whole house humidifier – the only thing you may have to deal with is a little hard water scale, but even this can be easily cleaned before it causes your humidifier to clog.

Flow through (bypass) humidifiers – flow through humidifiers work by dripping water through a foam or expanded aluminum pad, allowing it to be picked up by the air from your furnace and carried through your ducts and into your home. Water that comes from the bypass humidifier and isn’t picked up by the furnace flows into a drain at the base of the humidifier.

The pads of your bypass humidifier system need to be changed once a year to prevent clogs or accumulation of mold.

Drum humidifiers – drum humidifiers are made up of a foam or fabric belt spinning on a drum over a water reservoir. The belt wicks moisture up from the reservoir, which evaporates when air from your furnace blows over the drum. Drum humidifiers are the cheapest of the three types of humidifiers, but they also require the most maintenance, needing to be periodically cleaned to avoid mold growth.

If you are tired of having dry air during the cold season and are interested in improving your indoor air quality, call Top Notch Heating & Cooling today. We can install a drum, bypass or spray mist humidifier in your Kansas City, Missouri home. Our goal is to make sure you and your family are comfortable and cozy all winter long!

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