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Low humidity can damage wooden furniture and floors and give your family dry skin, sinus problems and sore throats. A whole-home humidifier can make your house more comfortable by adding moisture to the air. Black Forest Plumbing offers whole-home humidifier installation service and maintenance for homes and businesses in Newmarket, Aurora, East Gwilimbury and the GTA. We can quickly and easily install one into your existing HVAC system.


Customers count on Black Forest Plumbing for expert, efficient service delivered promptly and respectfully. Contact us today to learn more about our services.

What is a Whole-Home Humidifier?

A whole-home humidifier connects to your HVAC system. Air heated by your furnace passes through a pad saturated with water. The air absorbs moisture from the pad and adds humidity throughout the home as it circulates. Most come with a humidistat to control the humidity level.

Types of Whole-Home Humidifiers

There are three types of whole-home humidifiers:

  • Bypass humidifiers connect to your furnace, and the fan distributes moisture through your ducts. The unit operates only when your furnace is working. A bypass humidifier is quiet and an excellent choice for small or medium-sized homes.

  • Fan-powered humidifiers have an independent fan that sends moisture through the ductwork. The units operate even when the furnace is idle and can put more water into the air, which is great for larger homes.

  • Steam humidifiers contain a heating element inside a canister filled with water to create steam, which travels through the ducts and into your living areas.

Unsure of which humidifier type is best? Contact Black Forest Plumbing and speak with one of our experts.

Why Install a Humidifier for Your Home?

Here are some reasons to install a whole-home humidifier:

  • Increased moisture in the air allows you to feel warmer at cooler temperatures.

  • Your skin will be less flaky and itchy, and your nose and throat won’t be as irritated. People with respiratory ailments may experience reduced symptoms. You’ll also notice less static electricity in your hair and clothes.

  • Wood is porous and needs moisture to prevent it from becoming brittle. Your flooring, doors and furniture will look better and last longer.

Black Forest Plumbing Whole-Home Humidifier Services

Here’s a look at Black Forest Plumbing’s humidifier services:

  • Humidifier installation. Black Forest Plumbing technicians can professionally connect a whole-home humidifier to your existing HVAC system. We pride ourselves on personalized installation service at competitive rates.

  • Humidifier maintenance. Central air systems require regular maintenance to keep running efficiently and prevent costly repairs. Black Forest Plumbing provides regular humidifier maintenance and repair services, and we can inspect your entire HVAC system.

FAQ about Whole-Home Humidifiers

Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about whole-home humidifiers:

Q. Do I need a humidifier for the winter?

A. A humidifier is necessary because the air from your furnace is dry and absorbs moisture from you and everything inside your home. Dry air doesn’t hold heat well, so adding water vapour balances the humidity, making the air feel warmer. Your furnace won’t have to work as hard to keep you comfortable.

Q. Where is a home humidifier installed?

A. Whole-house humidifiers are installed in the ductwork next to your furnace.

Q. Should I invest in a home humidifier?

A. More humidity means you’ll feel more comfortable in your home at lower temperatures. You can save up to four per cent on your energy bills for every degree you lower your thermostat.

Why Choose Black Forest Plumbing?

Besides years of experience serving the GTA, here are more reasons to choose Black Forest Plumbing:

  • Available 24/7. We understand that HVAC problems can occur anytime, so our team is just a call away with 24/7 emergency services.

  • Qualified staff. Each team member is certified and trained to deal with any issue.

Humidifier Installation and Maintenance in the GTA

Black Forest Plumbing is your trusted source for commercial and residential cooling and heating services in the GTA. Contact us today to learn more about our whole-home humidifiers.



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