Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Marshalltown Home

February 04, 2016

The winter is always changing, but no matter how light or brutal 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 zips through. It’s crucial to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to have to use it next.

Throughout this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might deliver the best opportunity to capitalize on 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 couple of things to keep in mind when deciding which humidifier to get for your home:

  • Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs 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 ensure that your investing in the best choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is different, but all will commonly have a number that dictates the gallons per day that it can store. This number can usually be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help establish what size humidifier is right for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can often impact the top product to choose.

If you’re still confused about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our professionals at B & G HVAC typically advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most consistent results throughout your whole home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The best 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 number of factors that one can consider 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 get it if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Marshalltown at 641-323-1210.