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For home ventilation, humidifiers are a very useful tool, but there are two types of humidifiers, whole house humidifiers and portable humidifiers. Which one is better in which situations? Whole house humidifiers are more expensive and require more set up as they must be attached to a building’s HVAC system, but they can control the ventilation of an entire building and are completely automated, they also consume less energy overall. Now, portable humidifiers are a better choice for renters as they do not have access to a building’s HVAC system and require little to no set up, however they consume more energy and can only control the humidity of small areas.

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