It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re looking to find just the ideal 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 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 throughout the heating season. There are more up-front costs to start, 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 purchasing a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to find out 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 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 sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.
Every home and family is different. Our team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you determine 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 can rest comfortably during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 540-302-8645 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.