Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Marshalltown Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how gentle or brutal 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 zips through. It’s crucial to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to require it next. Throughout this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might deliver the ideal opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers create 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 number of things to recall when choosing 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 numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, just like 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 make sure 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 hold. This number can usually be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help establish what size humidifier is right for you. Our experts can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the top product to choose. If you’re still confused about which humidifier to buy for your home, our experts at B & G HVAC often recommend a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most consistent results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets fully integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a range of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t discussed 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 ask our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Marshalltown at 641-752-3429 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.