If you've been struggling with dry skin, scratchy throat, or a nagging cough, you know what's missing in your life: humidity. It's super high in summer. It's super low in winter. Relative humidity (RH) hovers between 40 to 55 percent on the ideal or rare occasion and doesn't stay that way long. During summer, the best approach is to run your AC more frequently or to install a whole house dehumidifier. While in winter, you might need to add humidity and installing a Humidifier is the right solution. 
How about the level of water wastage by these humidifiers. Surprisingly, Ontario's water rates rise even more rapidly than our property taxes. And to lower the water bills, you might have struggled all from fixing leaky faucets to shut down your lawn sprinklers, also tried to shorten your showers – but in your ever-growing utility bills, it hardly makes a dent. 
To make any Bypass humidifier more water efficient, we need to understand:
- How a humidifier works
- Difference between fan-powered and bypass humidifiers
- Top ways to make any bypass humidifier more water efficient 



How a humidifier works?:

A humidifier is of two types, Portable Humidifier that only humidifies a surrounding area and another is the Whole House Humidifier that has the power to humidify the entire house. 
A humidifier tends to push moisture into your indoor air. The Cold air will expand when it warms up. In case the quantity of water vapor remains the same as the temperature increases, the relative humidity drops in space. Humidifiers counteract this by increasing the air moisture. There are several ways to do this – some humidifiers produce steam, while others use a moistened ' vapor pad ' to draw air.

Difference between fan-powered and bypass humidifiers

Bypass humidifiers use the Furnace's blower motor while fan-powered humidifiers push air through the unit using their own fan. To run a bypass humidifier, the Furnace needs to run while a fan-powered unit can operate on its own. Bypass humidifiers require additional ductwork, known as a bypass duct, and air must be recirculated back through the furnace before being distributed to the home, whereas fan-powered units can be directly installed.

Top ways to make any bypass humidifier more water efficient:

Bypass humidifiers are way more efficient and quiet but have one disadvantage: Waster waste.
- The device switches on automatically when the humidifier receives a call for water and limits the supply of water to the vapor pad. The humidifier is functioned to release the amount of water necessary to keep the pad moist – no more and no less – so less water ends up in the drain. To cut water waste by minimum, 50% make sure to use default settings. If you adjust the settings to a specific model, settings, and season, savings of up to 96% can be achieved.
- Like any other part of the heating system, a bypass humidifier also requires proper maintenance and care to perform more effectively. Regular service is also essential to prevent expensive leakage of the humidifier. 

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