It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air equates to drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re looking 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 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 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 looking at a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size 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 assess your options.
- Budget—There are initial expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider 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.
All homes and families are different. Our experts at Strogen's 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 current 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. Call us at 603-923-4570 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.