Which whole-home central humidifier is best for my furnace? Published on September 29, 2017 It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the winter. And warmer air means drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the right balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from reducing the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for your family? 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 throughout the heating season. There are more up-front costs to start, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the end. There are a couple items you’ll need to consider when shopping for 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 need is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your 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 fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are a variety of models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with. Each house is different. Our experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a home health report to help you select which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your present HVAC system. We want to make sure you can rest comfortably during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 905-453-6700 or check out our online scheduler to make an appointment.