The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how gentle or intense the season is, chances are that you’ve had a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is around the corner, another cold front whisks through. It’s critical to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks 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 constant flux, which might provide the ideal opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the chilly, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to remember when deciding which humidifier to buy 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 runs on, just like 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 best choice.
- Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will commonly have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can usually be determined by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying 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 take into account the insulation in your home, which can often impact the top product to choose.
If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at Street Heating and Cooling often recommend a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The greatest 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 variety of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t talked about as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Rapid City at 605-206-3915.