Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air equates to drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never considered 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 reducing 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 factors you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size 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 is necessary and be a guide as you assess your options.
  • Budget—There are initial costs 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 adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.

Every home and family is different. Our professionals at Atmostemp Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you select which humidifier is appropriate 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 relax during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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