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 colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re looking to find just the ideal 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 family? 

If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier uses water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times throughout 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 looking at a whole-home humidifier. 

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size 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 review your options. 
  • Budget—There are initial costs 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 professionals at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can offer you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 866-397-3787 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment. 

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