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Do You Need a Whole House Humidifier?

Action Air wants you to know about the many benefits of a whole house humidifiers. 

What is a whole house humidifier?

  • A humidifier injects controlled humidity into your home.
  • There are two types of whole house humidifiers:
    • *Portable, free-standing or
    • **HVAC-installed

Why do you need a humidifier?

  • During the winter months, the air in your home can become uncomfortably dry.
  • The dry air in your home causes dry skin, chapped lips, irritates allergies, and is just uncomfortable.
  • It can even cause creaking floors and damage to wood floors, plaster, paint, and furniture.
  • They are great for nurseries.
  • And they help tropical houseplants thrive.

Advantages of whole house humidifiers

  • The biggest benefit of either portable or HVAC whole house humidifiers is that they automatically control indoor humidity and keep it at a comfortable level.
  • Low maintenance
    • For HVAC ducted humidifiers, just change the filter once a year.
    • For portable humidifiers, clean every two weeks.

Air quality

  • According to the Mayo Clinic, humified indoor air has proven health benefits.
  • Humidified air reduces sore throats, dry skin, chapped lips, and sinus irritations.
  • Cool-mist humidifiers also help ease symptoms of a cold or other respiratory conditions.
  • Find out more information about air quality from the EPA.


  • Portable style whole house humidifiers can be put in a living room or hallway.
  • They can put out 3 – 7 gallons of moisture into your home each day.
  • You have to refill the water tank periodically.

HVAC installed

  • These are placed into your ductwork.
  • They can produce 10 to 30 gallons of moisture per day.
  • Action Air recommends Honeywell humidifiers and can install one in your home.



Action Air has provided heating, cooling, sales, and service since 1979. We have certified, NON-COMMISSIONED service technicians, qualified installers, and a knowledgeable sales staff. We can help you with your heating and cooling needs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you need action, call Action Air (931) 647-8525.