Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

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 colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re trying to find just the perfect 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 during the heating season. There are more up-front costs to start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run.

There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier 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 is necessary and be a guide as you consider your options.
  • Budget—There are initial expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several models that can help meet the needs in your home while sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are 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 current HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 613-817-1591 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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