HVAC Basics: How Do Humidifiers Work

The goal of a humidifier is to add moisture to the air in your home to help you reach the indoor humidity and comfort levels you want.

What Does a Humidifier Do?

A humidifier adds moisture to the air in your home to keep the level of indoor humidity within the comfortable range of 30% to 60% relative humidity.

By sticking within the range, a humidifier helps keep your home healthier and more comfortable. It can help relieve dry skin and static shocks that can happen at low humidity levels below 30%. Humidifiers can also protect your wooden floors and furnishings from warping, cracking, or other permanent damage which may happen if the humidity levels are too low.

A grayAmerican Standard humidifier with a blue logo.

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