The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how gentle or brutal the season is, chances are that you’ve had a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front comes 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 need it next.
Throughout this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might offer the best opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you in good health in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to remember when choosing which humidifier to get for your home:
- Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to consider 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 take into account the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to ensure that your investing in the ideal choice.
- Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will commonly have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can generally be determined by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is best for you. Our experts can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the ideal product to choose.
If you’re still confused about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our experts at Contra Costa Heating & AC often endorse a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most reliable results throughout your full home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets entirely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use.
Every home is different, obviously, and there are a number of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are really just as important, so we appreciate if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to inquire about with our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our the Bay Area at 510-343-9841.