Winter not only means frigid air outside, but it also means dry air inside due to lack of humidity. That dry air can give you a scratchy throat and scratchy skin. It can also damage your floors and furniture. Not to mention those occasional jolts of static electricity. One important way to solve those problems is with humidifiers, which add moisture to the air. Portable humidifiers can be placed in specific rooms, but whole house humidifiers remove the dryness throughout the house. We will discuss what to look for in a whole house humidifier here.


The first thing to factor in is what size whole house humidifier you need. This is a function of two things:

Types of Humidifiers

There are three types of humidifiers. The first two – steam and evaporative humidifiers – distribute moisture via your furnace’s duct system.

So, what are the pros and cons of steam vs. evaporative humidifiers?

Contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric for Whole House Humidifiers

The indoor air quality professionals at Ravinia Plumbing can help you determine the size and type of humidifier that is best for you, and then install it. We’ve been in business since 1928, and we’ve made a name for ourselves as one of the most trusted and reliable plumbing, sewer, heating and air conditioning, and electrical companies in Chicagoland. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment for indoor air quality services.