Humidifier water panels are sometimes integrated into an HVAC system to help keep a dry home more humid. Air circulates through the HVAC system and helps your home balance its humidity levels. There are many reasons why humidity is an important part of your HVAC system.
The Importance of Humidity
If your home is too humid, it will often feel much hotter. Part of how air conditioners keep a home cool is that they remove excess humidity. However, depending on where you live, you might be suffering from the opposite problem. In more dry climates, you may have all sorts of problems in your home. Those who suffer from allergies, for example, are more likely to suffer from congestion. Your nasal passages need to remain moist to function properly.
If you have any house plants, they may struggle in a very dry home. One option is to purchase cacti. However, if you would like some other type of plant, you may need to increase the humidity of your home and mist your houseplants periodically to keep them from drying out too much.
You may also notice uncomfortable and dry skin. One way to solve this is to use more moisturizer. However, depending on how dry your home is, you can easily become a moisturizer sponge. Sometimes, a humidifier water panel is the best option for your home.
The Advantages of Humidifier Water Panels Over Standalone Humidifiers
With a standalone humidifier, you often must fill the humidifier so it will evaporate and add moisture to your home. However, with an HVAC humidifier, the system is connected to your water line and will always have enough water.
Make Sure to Replace Your Water Panel Periodically
You will need to change your humidifier water panel from time to time. The humidifier comes with a drain line that can become clogged. If the water panel becomes dirty, your HVAC system may become less efficient and you may use more electricity to power it. You may also need to replace your AC unit sooner.
The humidifier water panel can develop mold and bacteria over time and this can be circulated throughout your home. Also, the water panel can simply stop doing its job over time unless you replace it. But as long as you keep your water panel in good condition, you'll have a very effective HVAC system that maintains your humidity very well.
Visit an HVAC equipment manufacturer for more information.