Humidifiers

Humidity can make your house more comfortable. A suggested humidity level would be 30% humidity at 70F. In winter months, the humidity in the home could drop as low as 15%. A Humid-a-Mist humidifier can help replenish the humidity level of your home to a much more comfortable level. Call Boston Environmental  (617) 364 - 2764 today or email us and get a installed price on putting a Humid-a-Mist system in your house. Prices start at $475.00 and up for most homes. One thing that makes winter uncomfortable for humans, even inside a nice warm building, is low humidity. People need a certain level of humidity to be comfortable. In the winter, indoor humidity can be extremely low and the lack of humidity can dry out your skin and mucous membranes. Low humidity also makes the air feel colder than it actually is. Dry air can also dry out the wood in the walls and floors of our houses. As the drying wood shrinks, it can cause creaks in floors and cracks in drywall and plaster. For Relative humidity  info click here .

 

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Relieves
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is relative humidity and how do I measure it?
The amount of water in the air versus the amount of water it could hold if it were saturated. It is expressed as a percentage (%). For example, at 70F, saturated air has over 1 pound of moisture in 1000 cubic feet, which is 100% relative humidity. At 50% relative humidity, only one-half the amount of water is present. A measuring device called a hygrometer is available through local retailers to measure the relative humidity level in your home.

Where should I place the humidifier in my home?
Place it on any inside wall away from obstructions and as close to the cold air return of your furnace as possible for the best operation.

Where should I set my humidifier's humidistat?
Generally set the humidistat in the medium range (30 50%RH) or at a level that maintains your personal comfort.

When do I have too much humidity?
You will notice water droplets (condensation) forming on the inside of your windows. Turn your humidity level down. As the outdoor temperature increases, a higher level of indoor humidity can be maintained. Conversely, as the outdoor temperature decreases, lower levels of indoor humidity can be maintained before condensation occurs on your windows.

How often should I change my filter?
As the filter gathers impurities you will notice it begin to discolor. When the lower portion shows distinct disc-coloration, it's time to change your filter. Generally filters should be replaced at least once during the season. This will vary depending on the amount of solids in your water.

How long should my humidifier run?
Your humidifier could run constantly for up to 24 hours at the beginning of the heating season to reach the desired relative humidity in your home. Once that level is achieved, the automatic humidistat will control the on and off cycling of your humidifier. Generally speaking, the colder the outside temperature, the more often your unit will run.