It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air can result in drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never considered 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 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 start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run.
There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when shopping for 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 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 is necessary and be a guide as you assess your options.
- Budget—There are initial fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several 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 Parker Pearce Service Experts can provide you with a home health report to help you select which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your current HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 301-476-4577 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.