Whole house humidifier: What type is best?
I'm having an entirely new HVAC system put into my house (which right now has only electric baseboards), and I'm getting a humidifier installed with the system.
The highly-recommended contractor that I'm going with recommended a steam humidifier, a Skuttle steam humidifier with a water conditioning filter.
A friend who is an HVAC professional and a nationally-recognized HVAC instructor says do NOT get a steam system or any system that uses standing water, that it will be a maintenance nightmare and will breed bacteria and all kinds of nasties. He recommended the Aprilaire system.
I'd like to hear from other folks about their experience with different types of system, and welcome anything you can tell me to help me understand the differences between and pros/cons of different types of humidification systems.