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 means drier air that can affect 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 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 down the road.
There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when shopping for 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 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 you will need 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.
Each house is different. Our professionals at A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is best 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 relax during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 301-747-3140 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.