Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to provide 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 contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the perfect 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 throughout the heating season. There are more up-front costs to start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the end.

There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier 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 needed and be a guide as you consider your options.
  • Budget—There are initial expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider 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 sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are different. Our professionals at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is appropriate 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 can rest comfortably during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 308-210-4398 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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