Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are adjusting 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 impact our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re trying to find just the right balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from lowering the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for you?

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 through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, 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 humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine what size you want 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 expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge 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 team at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can offer 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 present HVAC system. We want to make sure you can rest comfortably during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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