The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how gentle or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had quite enough by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front comes through. It’s crucial to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to need it next.
During this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the ideal opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you well in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to recall when determining which humidifier to purchase for your home:
- Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that come with a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, not unlike other heating and cool equipment. You will want to take into account the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the ideal choice.
- Size – each humidifier is different, but all will typically have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can generally be calculated 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 perfect for you. Our technicians can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the best product to choose.
If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our professionals at B & B Heating & Cooling typically 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 greatest part is that it gets completely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward 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 best humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are really just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to inquire about with our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Florissant at 314-325-7552.