Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

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 can result in drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never considered 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 reducing 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 gets water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention down the road. 

There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier. 

  • Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide what size you want is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour you will need and be a guide as you consider 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 several models that can help meet the needs in your home while keeping to a budget you are comfortable with. 

Each house is different. Our professionals at Stallion Heating and 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 make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you can rest comfortably during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 215-259-5850 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.