It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air equates to drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re looking 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 family?
If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier gets 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 begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the end.
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 the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is necessary and be a guide as you consider 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 many models that can help meet the needs in your home while sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.
Every home and family is different. Our team at Stevenson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your current HVAC system. We want to make sure you can rest comfortably during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.