Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Rapid City Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how manageable or intense the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front whisks through. It’s crucial to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the conclusion of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to need it next. During this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might offer the best opportunity to get 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 couple of things to keep in mind when deciding which humidifier to buy for your home: Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions 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 ensure that your investing in the best choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will usually have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can generally be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help determine 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 purchase for your home, our pros at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc usually advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most consistent results throughout your full home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets entirely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a range of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t talked about 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 inquire about with our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Rapid City at 605-342-5107 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.