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 colder temps. And warmer air equates to drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting 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 long-run.

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

  • Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to find out 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 needed and be a guide as you assess your options.
  • Budget—There are initial fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge 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 keeping to a budget you are comfortable with.

Every home and family is different. Our experts at Donelson Air Service Experts can provide you with a home health report to help you select which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 615-953-9885 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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