Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air equates to drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the perfect balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from lowering 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 utilizes 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 start, 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 shopping for a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide what size you need is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of the 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 fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are a variety of models that can help meet the needs in your home while sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are different. Our team at Strand Brothers Service Experts can provide you with a home health report to help you select which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your current HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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