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 can result in drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your home, 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 uses water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times during 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 size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine 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 you will need and be a guide as you consider your options.
- Budget—There are initial fees 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.
Every home and family is different. Our professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you select 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. Call us at 239-908-6991 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.