Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace
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 colder temps. And warmer air can result in drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re looking to find just the right 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 throughout the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run.
There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when purchasing 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 need 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 you will need 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 recognize how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are a variety of models that can help meet the needs in your home while keeping to a budget you are comfortable with.
Each house is different. Our professionals at Freschi Service Experts can offer you a home health report to help you select which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your present 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. Call us at 925-384-1303 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.