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 cooler months. And warmer air equates to drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the ideal balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from decreasing the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for your family?
If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier gets 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 get started, 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 capacity and size 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 home’s ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is necessary and be a guide as you consider your options.
- Budget—There are initial fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize 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 sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.
Each house is different. Our experts at TML Service Experts can give you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your current HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 208-488-4892 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.