Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to provide 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 thought about monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re looking to find just the ideal 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 you? 

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 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 determine what size you should get is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is necessary 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 recognize how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several models that can help meet the needs in your home while keeping to a budget you are comfortable with. 

Every home and family is different. Our experts at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your present 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 215-259-5850 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment. 

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