Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace
It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air equates to drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying to find just the ideal 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 house?
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 down the road.
There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when purchasing a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to find out what size you should get is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is necessary and be a guide as you assess your options.
- Budget—There are initial costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while keeping to a budget you are comfortable with.
All homes and families are different. Our team at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can offer you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your present HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 866-397-3787 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.
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