Does An HVAC System Always Include a Humidifier?

HVAC literally stands for Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning, is a system that is use at home and other industrial complexes or offices that provides thermal control and indoor comfort. The HVAC system generally controls the warming and cooling of a space and also improves indoor air quality that gives comfort to occupants of such houses or offices.

All HVAC System includes a humidifier. Well, it must be, because it is actually an integral part of the HVAC system. Many had thought that it does not come in automatically with the system. But this is a misconception since HVAC controls not only the heating and warming but as well as the humidity level of one’s space. This only shows that a humidifier attached in the system prevents the air from becoming too dry.

However, there are possibilities that HVAC system may not have humidifier or probably there is but it is malfunctioning. If this is the case, space occupants may suffer from poor air quality at home which may result to physical ailments such colds, allergies, dry skin which may lead to eczema. Some other problems that may encounter because of the absence or totally non-functioning humidifier which caused to dry air are hardwood floors may lose moisture which will result to separation of the seams, houseplants may die when it is not humid enough, and wallpaper may peel at the edges.

Now, you might be wondering if your existing HVAC system has humidifier. Don’t you worry, because it is not so difficult to spot on. Just look for a small box hanging in the furnace or ductwork beside the furnace with small electrical wire and a small water level hose attached.

If in case there is no attached humidifier, then that means the HVAC system installed will not be as effective.

In order to correct this, stand alone house humidifier may be purchased separately but it would be much better if you will have a humidifier installed together with the heating and cooling system of the house.

Please do remember though that in order to ensure the comfort and only quality air will be breathe in by house occupants, it would be better to maintain the proper moisture level at home. This can only be done if reliable and professional contractor or installer will be the one to do the job.