Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are adjusting 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 contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, 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 uses water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, 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 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 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 fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give 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 relax during the colder weather 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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