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 equates to drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re looking to find just the ideal balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from lowering 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 during the heating season. There are more up-front costs to get started, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the end.
There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when shopping for 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 the 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 fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider 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 professionals at Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a home health report to help you select which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your present 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. Give us a call at 251-202-7503 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.