The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or intense the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front whisks through. It’s critical to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to need it next.
Through this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might offer the perfect opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the cold, dry air of the winter and can help keep you well in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to recall when deciding 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 go with a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about 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 dictates the gallons per day that it can store. This number can typically be determined by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Finding this number and making sure that it corresponds to the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is best for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the best product to choose.
If you’re still confused about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling often advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most dependable results throughout your entire home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets entirely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use.
Every home is different, of course, and there are a number of factors that one can consider before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we appreciate 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 Portland at 503-213-4433.