Will Your Humidification System Actually Last Decades?

Every year, more new humidification systems enter the market with promises of higher energy efficiency, tight humidity control, and more. But these promises won’t last if the humidification system doesn’t. 

As a generous estimate, the lifespan of most adiabatic humidifiers is approximately 15 years. However, it takes about 14 years to pay off the average adiabatic humidification investment for large industrial and commercial operations [1]. To get the most out of your investment, this is what you should look for when assessing the longevity and performance of humidification systems. 

High-quality materials

One of the most important factors that decides if a humidification will last you decades or not is the quality of materials. The question of quality is too often answered after components break down or employees find themselves staring down a rusty nozzle. Maintenance instances like these not only incur unexpected downtime but can force facilities to replace the humidification system entirely. 

To avoid unnecessary maintenance, make sure your humidification system is made of high-quality materials that are immune to corrosion. Surgical-grade stainless steel or FDA-approved materials are a must. Plus, if the system is low-pressure and low-voltage, components won’t be unduly strained which further enhances the system’s ability to run for decades nonstop. 

No moving parts

Where there are moving parts, there’s problems. Even if the system is made of high-quality materials, moving parts are chinks in its armor. The best way to ensure components don’t break down or damage other parts of the system is to reduce the number of moving parts as much as possible. 

As for installing and scaling your humidification system, choose flexible piping with simple push-in connectors. This design allows systems to scale with the needs of the customers – all without moving or weak system components. 


Supply chain and customer service transparency is one of the most overlooked signs that a humidification manufacturer will provide long-lasting solutions. Are the materials sourced and handled by verifiable, trustworthy suppliers? Are customer service teams responsive to customer concerns? Without transparency, the longevity of the humidification system could be unknown, jeopardized, or completely falsified. 

To guarantee the longevity and performance of your humidification system, buy from a manufacturer that is transparent about their process, from beginning to end. Here, Smart Fog sets the standard: everything, from high-quality materials to labor, is from the USA. 

Key Takeaways

If manufacturers use quality materials, no moving parts, and are transparent about customer service and the manufacturing process, it’s safe to say their humidification systems are built to last. 

At Smart Fog, we aim to set the standard for the humidification industry, using only the best materials, humidification design, and customer service. For over 40 years, we’ve maintained the utmost transparency, doing everything right here in the USA. For those who want their humidification done right, Smart Fog makes systems that last many seamless decades.


1 Natural Handyman. (n.d.). ASHRAE Chart HVAC Life Expectancy. Retrieved from Microsoft Word – ASHRAE chart for website 1.doc (naturalhandyman.com)

2 Author(s). (Publication Year). Energy reduction in Air Humidification for Hospitals. Retrieved from https://pure.tue.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/293513830/1455257_Energy_reduction_in_Air_Humidification_for_Hospitals.pdf

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