The winter is always changing, but no matter how manageable or heavy 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 comes through. It’s critical to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to need it next.
Through this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might offer the best opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the cold, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to remember when determining which humidifier to purchase for your home:
- Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, similar to other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to make sure that your investing in the right choice.
- Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will typically have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can typically be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help establish what size humidifier is best for you. Our experts can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can often impact the ideal product to choose.
If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our experts at Farris Heating & Air often recommend 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 simple for long-term use.
Every home is different, obviously, and there are a range of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are really just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to ask our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Bartlesville at 918-534-8194.