Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air means drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the ideal balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from decreasing 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 utilizes 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 down the road.

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 the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour you will need and be a guide as you review your options.
  • Budget—There are initial fees 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 keeping 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 pick which humidifier is appropriate 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 winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 403-279-5760 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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