Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

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 winter. And warmer air can result in drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying to find just the ideal balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from reducing 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 throughout 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 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 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 consider your options.
  • Budget—There are initial fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several 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 team at BW/Cook Service Experts can offer you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is appropriate 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 winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 574-218-6404 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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