Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Elk River Home

February 04, 2016

The winter is always erratic, but no matter how gentle or heavy 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 comes through. It’s critical to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to have to use it next.

Through this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might deliver the ideal opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide 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 number of things to remember when determining which humidifier to purchase for your home:

  • Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, not unlike other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to make sure that your investing in the right choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is different, but all will typically have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can store. This number can usually be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it corresponds to the needs of your home will help establish what size humidifier is perfect for you. Our experts can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the top product to choose.

If you’re still confused about which humidifier to buy for your home, our professionals at Home Comfort Heating & Air usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most dependable results throughout your entire home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets entirely integrated into your current system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use.

Every home is different, naturally, and there are a number of factors that one can consider before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t talked about as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or worries that you might want to inquire about with our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Elk River at 763-276-0617.