It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air equates to drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re looking 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 utilizes 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 long-run.
There are a couple things 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 find out 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 consider 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 a variety of 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 team at All American Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier will work 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 rest easy during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 386-310-2061 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.