It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the cooler months. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re looking 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 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 end.
There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size 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 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 acknowledge 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.
Every home and family is different. Our team at D&K Home Services by Enercare can provide you with a home health report to help you pick which humidifier will work 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 rest easy during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at 613-707-2421 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.