Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air means drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying to find just the right 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 you? 

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 throughout the heating season. There are more up-front costs to get started, 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 purchasing a whole-home humidifier. 

  • Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine 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 consider 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 a variety of models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with. 

Every home and family is different. Our experts at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can provide you with a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing 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. Call us at 866-397-3787 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment. 

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