Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

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 means 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 perfect 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 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 size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine 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 you will need 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 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 experts at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating 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 current 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 check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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