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 thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the ideal 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 during 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 humidifier’s capacity and size is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide 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 review your options.
- Budget—There are initial fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are a variety of 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 team at Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare can give you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 226-270-1164 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.