My wife and I are buying a new house which will be completed in Feb 2004. One of the options that the builder is offering is a central humdifier system.
The house will be in central NJ and used forced air heating. My wife has heard from friends that a humidifier lowers overall heating and cooling costs. The cost of the humdifier is minimal (approx $600) so it seems like a good investment if we can save in the long run. We will also be getting wood floors on the first floor -- I've heard that a humidifier can also warp the wood.
My concern is that the humidifier will spray water into the duct system and could potentially cause mold overgrowth. It will be difficult if not impossible to get out of the ducts later -- is this a valid concern?
[This message has been edited by sgopal2 (edited March 12, 2003).]