It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re attempting 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 during 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 humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide 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 is needed and be a guide as you review your options.
- Budget—There are initial costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider 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.
All homes and families are different. Our professionals at Knochelmann Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you select which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will confirm 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 859-905-0834 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.