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 affect our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, 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 uses 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 get started, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention down the road.
There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when purchasing 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 want 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 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 several 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 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 present HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.