Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air can result in drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying to find just the perfect balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from reducing the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for your family?

If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier gets water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run.

There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide what size you should get is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your home’s ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour you will need and be a guide as you review your options.
  • Budget—There are initial expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are different. Our experts at Air Engineers Service Experts can give you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your present HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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