Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

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 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 home, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the right balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from decreasing 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 utilizes 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 determine what size you should get 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 is necessary and be a guide as you review 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 many models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.

Every home and family is different. Our team at Midland Air Service Experts can give you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your present 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 803-399-7208 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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