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 colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re looking 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 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 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 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 find out 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 is necessary and be a guide as you assess your options.
  • Budget—There are initial expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several models that can help meet the needs in your home while sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.

Each house is different. Our experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is best 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 relax during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 866-397-3787 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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