Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

It won’t be long before we are adjusting our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air equates to drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the right balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from decreasing 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 uses 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 start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run. 

There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier. 

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size 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 is necessary and be a guide as you assess your options. 
  • Budget—There are initial expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize 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. 

Every home and family is different. Our team at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning can provide you with a home health report to help you pick which humidifier is appropriate for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your current HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 215-259-5850 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment. 

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