The whole house humidifier works hand in hand with your HVAC system and adds moisture into the air.
I live in the south, and for most of the year, the whole place is green. It is hot and humid here, and everything grows. However, when winter rolls around, some of those green plants die off, the air gets colder, and there is less moisture in the air naturally. Then, on top of that, people are using their heaters more. That exacerbates the dry air situation, so winter is the time of year when it might be beneficial to use a whole house humidifier. Having low humidity can result in cracked wood around doorways, dried out furniture, and dry eyes, flaky skin, and sore throats. A whole house humidifier that is a part of your HVAC system can help you combat all these winter woes. Here in this part of the world, air conditioners have built in dehumidifiers because the moisture levels in the air are often too high. My brother who lives out west, though, has more need for a humidifier most of the year. HVAc manufacturers know these quirks and tend to sell the best HVAC systems based on the area of the country. The whole house humidifier works hand in hand with your HVAC system and adds moisture into the air. This can help you tolerate winter better and have less skin problems and fewer sinus headaches and chapped lips. When you use the heater, moisture in the air is reduced, so the humidifier can be your best friend. The humidifier moves moisture into your ductwork and it spreads throughout your home through the heater air vents.