Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Erie Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how gentle or brutal the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is around the corner, another cold front whisks through. It’s crucial to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to require it next. During this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might deliver the ideal opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the cold, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to remember when deciding 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 accompany a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates 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 make sure that your investing in the right choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will usually have a number that dictates 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. Recognizing this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is best for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the best product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most dependable results throughout your full home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets completely integrated into your current system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a variety of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually just as important, so we appreciate if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Erie at 814-833-5558 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.