It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air equates to drier air that can affect 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 decreasing 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 uses 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 start, 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 looking at 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 your 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 costs 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 sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.
All homes and families are different. Our professionals at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc can give you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will confirm 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. You can reach us at 281-407-9478 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.