A humidifier is a unit that emits water vapor or steam to increase moisture levels in the air; installing a humidifier for a central heating and A/C program is ideal as your oil furnace emits dry air that decreases the house’s humidity, humidity is the amount of water vapor found in the air.
The ideal humidity level in your apartment should be between 30 percent and 50 percent.
If it is lower than this, you need to improve your home’s comfort and health by adding a humidifier directly to your heating and A/C program. This is especially true if you experience dry skin, cracked lips, breathing complications, and frequent nose bleeding. And all these are signs of low levels of humidity in your apartment and need to be increased. Installing a whole-apartment humidifier will help reduce dry, cracked lips and skin. Any wood product in the apartment such as furniture, wooden floors, and cabinets dry and crack due to low humidity levels. A constant level of humidity in the air will help protect your furniture, however when you consider buying a humidifier, note that there is a difference between an oil furnace humidifier and a traditional stand-alone humidifier. A oil furnace humidifier is installed directly into your heating and A/C system, enabling the air from the oil furnace to be humidified. A stand-alone humidifier expels air directly from the vents system. Therefore, the air around the humidifier will have more humidity compared to other locales. There are numerous types of oil furnace humidifiers: whole-apartment humidifiers, bypass/drum humidifiers, and flow-through units. A bypass/drum humidifier installs directly to your central heating and A/C program and supplies moisture to your oil furnace blower. It has a rotating wet pad that is connected to the lake apartment water supply. A bypass humidifier, a whole-lake apartment humidifier, and a flow-through unit can detect the level of humidity in the apartment and automatically turn on to fill the lake apartment air with humidity.