Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air means drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re trying to find just the right 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 house?

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 throughout 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 factors you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to find out what size you should get 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 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 professionals at Strand Brothers Service Experts 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 relax during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 512-596-1257 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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