Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace
It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to deliver 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 thought about monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re trying 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 through 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 factors 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 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 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 a variety of models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.
All homes and families are different. Our professionals at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts can provide you with a home health report to help you select 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 can rest comfortably during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 204-800-0613 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.