It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying 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 end.
There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide what size you should get is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of the 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 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.
All homes and families are different. Our team at Matz-Rightway can provide you with a home health report to help you determine which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will confirm 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 631-406-9220 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.