Should I Use A Humidifier Or Dehumidifier This Winter?

As you prepare for the winter, you’ll want to consider your overall comfort level. The low temperatures need to be addressed, but so do the low humidity levels. Dry air in the winter can cause issues for many people. Problems related to nose bleeds, dry skin, dry hair, and respiratory conditions can become a concern when there is little moisture in the air. Fortunately, a humidifier can quickly and efficiently address this situation.

Should I Use A Humidifier Or Dehumidifier This Winter? - Preferred Home Services


In some households, a portable humidifier is all it takes to deal with problems related to dry air. When you put one in a bedroom and turn it on at night, you’ll be able to breathe better, sleep more soundly, and prevent dry skin. However, in other households, this isn’t enough of a remedy.

You could get a whole-house humidifier if you really want to improve the air quality in your entire home. This way, the moisture level can be increased not only at night but during the day, too. Even your wood furniture and your house plants will appreciate this.

People generally get three types of whole-house humidifiers. A bypass humidifier is connected to a furnace’s return air duct. When air is pushed by the furnace’s blower motor and through the humidifier, it can absorb the humidity from the water panel. This happens right before the air travels through the ducts.

A fan-powered humidifier is similar to a bypass humidifier, but it uses a fan to blow air across the water panel. Finally, a steam humidifier adds moisture by boiling water. Steam goes into the air before it enters your ductwork.


At Preferred Home Services, we’re available to help people in the Friendswood, TX, area with their indoor air quality issues. We also can install, repair, and maintain your heater or air conditioner. In addition, we offer services related to roofing. We’re proud to be a family-owned and -operated business that has upfront pricing and highly trained technicians. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.