It won’t be long before we are adjusting 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 impact our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re trying 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 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 begin, 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 looking at a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to find out what size you need 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 consider your options.
- Budget—There are initial fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.
Each house is different. Our team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you determine which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing 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. Give us a call at 901-235-1196 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.