The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how manageable or brutal 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 whisks through. It’s critical to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to have to use it next.
Throughout this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might offer the perfect opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the chilly, dry air of the winter and can help keep you in good health in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to recall 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 come with a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, not unlike other heating and cool equipment. You will want to consider 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 usually have a number that shows 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. Finding this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is best for you. Our experts can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the best product to choose.
If you’re still confused about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our experts at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling typically endorse a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most reliable results throughout your full home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets completely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use.
Every home is different, obviously, and there are a number of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to ask our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Des Moines at 515-207-6569.