Baby Humidifiers: Whole-Home or Room?

If you’re considering a baby humidifier for your nursery, chances are that the air is dry not just in the nursery but throughout the entire house. And no one in the family, baby included, stays in one room all the time. 

Dry air can cause a number of comfort issues, such as sore throat, dry eyes, and dry and itchy skin. Even worse, many viruses also thrive in low-humidity environments that exist in many homes during the heating season. 

Addressing these health and comfort issues can be particularly important if you have a baby in the house. Babies often have more delicate skin, are more prone to infections, and viruses. Proper humidification in the nursery and throughout the home is something every parent should consider.

Whole-home Baby Humidifier Advantages  

Less Maintenance: Whole-home units only require a seasonal change of the water panel

Water must be added to a room humidifier almost daily. 

Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Whole-home baby humidifiers are installed directly into your home’s central heating and cooling system, so they are located in a furnace closet or basement. Room humidifiers must be placed in an open, visible space, and usually requires access to an electrical outlet.

Quiet Operation: While whole-home humidifiers use the furnace fan to circulate humidity, room humidifiers must use their own fan, which can be as noisy as a portable air conditioner and could disrupt a baby’s sleep, if placed in a nursery. Aprilaire humidification solutions are virtually silent.

Energy Efficient: A portable baby humidifier may use more energy to humidify a single room than whole-home units require to humidify the entire house. All Aprilaire Humidifiers are designed with maximum energy efficiency in mind.

To find the right baby humidifier for your newborn, contact an Aprilaire Healthy Air Professional in your area to get the proper humidity solution for your baby.