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 means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re trying to find just the right 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 gets 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 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 decide what size you want 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 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 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 keeping to a budget you are comfortable with.

Each house is different. Our experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you determine which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your present HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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