The winter is always changing, but no matter how manageable or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front zips through. It’s critical to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to have to use it next.
Throughout this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might provide the perfect opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the chilly, dry air of the winter and can help keep you well in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing which humidifier to purchase for your home:
- Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that accompany a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions on, not unlike 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 make sure that your investing in the right choice.
- Size – each humidifier is different, but all will usually have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can typically be estimated 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 indicate what size humidifier is perfect for you. Our professionals can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the ideal product to choose.
If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating usually 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 current system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use.
Every home is different, naturally, and there are a range of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the perfect 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 worries that you might want to inquire about with our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Pella at 641-628-3621.