Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

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 winter. And warmer air equates to 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 ideal 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 house?

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 throughout the heating season. There are more up-front costs to get started, 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 determine what size you should get is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your home’s ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is needed 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 acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are different. Our professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a home health report to help you determine 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 relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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