Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air can result in drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the ideal balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from lowering 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 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 start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run.

There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when purchasing a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size 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 expenses 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 keeping to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are different. Our professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your present HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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