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 cooler months. And warmer air can result in drier air that can influence 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 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 throughout 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 factors 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 decide what size you want is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your home’s 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 costs 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 keeping 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 select which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will confirm 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. Give us a call at 303-647-5749 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.