Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

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 can result in drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re trying 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 throughout the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the end.

There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity 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 your home’s ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is needed 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 recognize 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.

Each house is different. Our experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you determine which humidifier will work 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 relax during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 239-908-6991 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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