The winter is always changing, but no matter how manageable or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had quite enough 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 honestly never know when you are going to have to use it next.
Throughout this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the perfect opportunity to invest in 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 well in the wintertime. Here are a few things to remember when determining which humidifier to get for your home:
- Cost – of course you want to take into account the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that accompany a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to consider the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the best choice.
- Size – each humidifier is different, but all will typically have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can generally be estimated 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 right for you. Our technicians can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the best product to choose.
If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at Patterson & Stirling Inc often advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most consistent results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets fully integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use.
Every home is different, obviously, and there are a range of factors that one can consider before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or worries that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Erie at 814-308-0416.