It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying to find just the right 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 house?
If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier gets 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 in the end.
There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when purchasing a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to find out 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 you will need and be a guide as you assess your options.
- Budget—There are initial expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.
Each house is different. Our professionals at Comfort Masters Service Experts can provide you with a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your current 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. Call us at 847-250-6729 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.