Humidifier Installation & Replacement
Orion Mechanical is Calgary's trusted home HVAC experts. When you need to replace or install a new humidifier, questions will come up. How much is a new humidifier? What kind should I get? What size is best for me? What brand is best? Call us to book a home visit by one of our expert Home Comfort Advisors and have your questions answered. Once you have chosen the right humidifier for your home, a date will be booked to install your new humidifier.
Both winter and summer months in Calgary and surrounding area can be very dry. One of the most effective ways to offset this condition and bring your home up to a suitable humidity level is to install a whole house humidifier in
your central ventilation system. It utilizes your existing duct work and furnace fan to
deliver you efficient and effective humidity in your home.
When choosing the right humidifier for your home it is important to know your 3 options.
Types of Humidifiers
Bypass humidifiers take warm air from the home’s heating ducts and pass it through a water tray. This allows the air to collect moisture which is then delivered back into the house. You can have a bypass humidifier installed on the supply or return plenum of your central air system.
Fan-powered humidifiers are the same as bypass humidifiers except they use a fan to push air through the water tray for increased water evaporation. Fan-powered humidifiers are able to produce up to a gallon more of humidity per day compared to bypass humidifiers. They are also more energy-efficient. Fan-powered humidifiers don't need a bypass duct installed
so it allows for installation
in smaller areas.
Steam humidifiers work by electrically boiling water to create humidity in the form of steam. The steam is then picked up and pushed throughout the ventilation system. Steam humidifiers are the fastest and most efficient way to increase and maintain a consistent
level of humidity in your home. Steam whole-house humidifiers also provide the purest and most natural form of humidity that you can have
within your home.