Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re looking 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 gets 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 start, 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 purchasing a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine 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 you will need and be a guide as you review your options.
  • Budget—There are initial expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several models that can help meet the needs in your home while keeping to a budget you are comfortable with.

Every home and family is different. Our experts at Teays Valley Service Experts can offer you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your current HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 304-760-5088 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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