The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or intense the season is, chances are that you’ve had quite enough by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front whisks through. It’s critical to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the conclusion of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to have to use it next.
During this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might deliver the ideal opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when deciding which humidifier to get for your home:
- Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to take into account the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to ensure that your investing in the best choice.
- Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will typically have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can generally be determined by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Finding this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is right for you. Our professionals can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the best product to choose.
If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. often advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most reliable results throughout your full home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets completely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use.
Every home is different, of course, and there are a number of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to ask our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Lake Forest at 949-204-0859.