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 equates to drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re looking 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 family?
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 get started, 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 purchasing a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide what size you want 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 is needed 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 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 team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you pick 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 relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.