Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air means drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the right balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from lowering 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 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 begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention down the road.

There are a couple factors 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 decide what size you should get 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 consider 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 sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.

Every home and family is different. Our experts at Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you pick 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 can rest comfortably during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 908-448-2154 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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