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 equates to drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the perfect 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 family?
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 through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to get started, 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 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 want 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 needed and be a guide as you assess your options.
- Budget—There are initial expenses 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.
Each house is different. Our team at Midway Services can give you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier will work 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 can rest comfortably during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 727-219-2471 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.