It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air equates to drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re trying 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 you?
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 during 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 items 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 need 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 necessary 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 acknowledge 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.
Every home and family is different. Our professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will confirm 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. Give us a call at 561-629-1826 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.