Home Humidifier System

No need for something fancy.  Notwithstanding common household moisture sources (toilets, bathing/showering, wet towels, cooking, pet water bowls, breathing, etc.),  our home is equipped with an inexpensive humidifier system made primarily with recycled components filled with water (see photos below).  The system includes:


  • Coffee containers at heating system cold air return registers.
  • Ice cream containers placed around the house.
  • An old sauce pan atop the warm furnace cabinet.
  • A pail at the furnace filter opening.


The key is to have adequate moisture sources so the home can reach “equilibrium.”  You know when the humidity is too low when you get shocked by door knobs, and condensate forming on the windows is an indication that the humidity level is too high.


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About Bruce Low

Inspector of homes, condominiums, cottages, multiplex residential structures and light commercial buildings for buyers and sellers. Maintenance, preservation, and safety inspections for home and building owners. Rental Weatherization (DILHR), caretaker, and construction progress draw inspections. Radon testing. Licensed, bonded and insured.