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 can result in 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 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 long-run.
There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine 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 you will need and be a guide as you review 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 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 Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare can give you 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 present HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 289-813-5566 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.