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 affect our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re trying to find just the ideal 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 through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention down the road.

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

  • Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide 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 you will need 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 a variety of 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 Levy & Son Service Experts can give you a home health report to help you pick 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. Call us at 469-250-0932 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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