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 colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re looking to find just the perfect 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 utilizes 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 in the end. 

There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier. 

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size 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 your 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 costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with. 

All homes and families are different. Our experts at Stallion Heating and 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 existing 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. You can reach us at 215-259-5850 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment. 

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