It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air can result in drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying 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 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 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 looking at 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 should get 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 recognize 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 adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.
Each house is different. Our team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your current 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 587-404-0790 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.