The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how light or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front zips through. It’s important to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to have to use it next.
During this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might provide the best opportunity to capitalize on 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 consider the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that come with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions on, similar to other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the right choice.
- Size – each humidifier is different, but all will commonly have a number that dictates the gallons per day that it can store. This number can usually 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 professionals can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the top product to choose.
If you’re still confused about which humidifier to buy for your home, our professionals at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. typically endorse a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most consistent results throughout your full home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets entirely 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 ideal humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we appreciate if you have more questions or worries that you might want to run by our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Manassas at 703-260-1148.