A home humidifier attached to the return duct with a bypass connection to the supply hot air duct.

Regulate Humidity with Whole-House Humidifiers, Dehumidifiers

If you’ve ever been stuck outside on a hot, humid day, you understand how uncomfortable it can be. The same thing can happen to your indoor air, with imbalanced humidity levels negatively affecting your health and well-being. If you’re struggling with extra humidity or not enough, your sense of comfort won’t be whole unless your moisture concerns are addressed. Luckily, you have effective indoor air quality solutions at your disposal.

Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers are powerful enough to add moisture to or draw out moisture from your home’s indoor air to achieve optimum levels of 30-60%. Freedom Heating & Cooling provides both humidifier installation and dehumidifier installation in Birmingham so you always have access to high-quality service and equipment that can provide a more comprehensive sense of comfort. Receive a free quote for humidity control system installation by reaching out to us at 205-444-4444 today.

How Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers Work

It can be trickier to maintain comfortable humidity levels if your local climate is especially humid or arid. In addition, your own HVAC system can have an impact on how much humidity is in the air. Whole-house humidity control products reverse the impact of these outside forces. The design of humidifiers and dehumidifiers are relatively similar, with the key deviation being where the moisture is sent.

For humidifiers, water is evaporated using warm air just before it reaches the HVAC system. Dehumidifiers operate in reverse, cooling moist air until it condenses into water. Both humidifiers and dehumidifiers are fixed to your HVAC system’s ductwork so that it evenly distributes moisture throughout your home or commercial property. It contains a plumbing connection so that it can quickly access water or drainage.

Whole-house humidifiers are integrated into to the property’s water lines for a steady supply of water it can evaporate for humidity. Certain designs make use of the furnace’s blower motor while others rely on their own fan system for evaporation.

Conversely, dehumidifiers include a condensate drain system to see to it that removed moisture is properly expelled. It could be stored in a reservoir tank or drain directly into your sump pump or sewer line. In case it’s deposited into a tank, it will need to be periodically emptied.

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What Are the Advantages of Installing a Humidifier/Dehumidifier?

According to what kind of humidity control system you may need, an effective whole-house system can share numerous benefits to your sense of comfort, including:


  • Keeps belongings from drying out: Releasing moisture into dry air can have a positive effect on everything indoors, not just yourself. As an example, it helps prevent wood furniture, cabinetry and flooring from drying out, which can result in splitting or cracking.
  • Relieves allergy symptoms and skin irritation: Low humidity can aggravate coughing and sneezing in addition to rashes and other symptoms of dry skin. Humidifiers create natural relief to anyone dealing with skin or sinus issues.
  • Diminishes risk of some illnesses: Ample humidity levels can help keep people healthy by keeping their nose and throat from drying out. Dry, irritated sinuses are more likely to struggle with keeping illness-causing bacteria and viruses at bay.


  • Discourages the conditions for mold/mildew spores: Hot, humid air is a comfortable environment for a number of microorganisms and pests. Adding a whole-house dehumidifier will discourage mold, mildew and dust mites from growing in the hidden corners of your property. For added support dealing with microbes, install a UV Germicidal light.
  • Inhibits wood rot and water damage: Humid air can devastate an assortment of materials inside, like wood furniture and flooring or even paint. They are more likely to warp or rot from the inside as a consequence of excessive moisture.
  • Helps with musty odors: Once mold and rot are growing indoors, they can emit unpleasant odors that are hard to eradicate. Balanced humidity keeps your indoor air smelling clean and fresh.
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Keep Humidity Levels Perfect with Support from Freedom Heating & Cooling

Looking to make your HVAC system more resilient while also addressing humid/dry air issues? Freedom Heating & Cooling can offer our support with an exceptional line of humidifiers and dehumidifiers! With a team of expert installers in Birmingham, we make it much easier to maintain the perfect humidity levels indoors.

Request a free quote for dehumidifier or humidifier installation in Birmingham by contacting us at 205-444-4444 today.

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