Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are flipping 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 impact our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, 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 your family?

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 during 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 long-run.

There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when purchasing a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size 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 ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is needed and be a guide as you assess your options.
  • Budget—There are initial fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.

Each house is different. Our experts at A-PLUS 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 current 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 301-747-3140 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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