It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air can result in drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re trying to find just the perfect balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from reducing 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 utilizes 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 get started, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention down the road.
There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine 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 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 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 professionals at Rob's Albertan Service Experts can provide you with a home health report to help you select which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your current HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the cooler season and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 780-800-9047 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.