It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying to find just the ideal balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from lowering the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for you?
If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier gets water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to get started, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention down the road.
There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when purchasing a whole-home humidifier.
- Size—The humidifier’s size and capacity is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to find out what size you want is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour you will need and be a guide as you consider your options.
- Budget—There are initial costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.
Each house is different. Our team at Orangutan Home Services can offer you a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 602-906-0111 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.