Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

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 winter. And warmer air equates to drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re trying to find just the ideal 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 through 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 things you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide 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 costs 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 experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts 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 relax during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 518-417-2938 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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