Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace
It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air means drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting 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 you?
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 through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, 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 size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine what size you want 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 you will need 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 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.
Each house is different. Our professionals at Robinson Service Experts can offer you 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 existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 847-306-8730 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.