Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

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 colder temps. And warmer air can result in drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting 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 your family?

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 through 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 factors 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 find out what size you need is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your 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 costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while sticking 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 select which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your present 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 330-236-4793 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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