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 cooler months. And warmer air equates to drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re looking 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 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 during the heating season. There are more up-front costs to start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run.

There are a couple items 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 decide what size you should get is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your home’s 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 team at R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you 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 existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 865-229-6176 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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