It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air means 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 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 begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the end.
There are a couple factors 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 determine 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 you will need and be a guide as you assess 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 several 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 Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare can give you 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 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 519-804-1617 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.