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Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Plainfield 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 a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is around the corner, another cold front whisks through. It’s crucial to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to have to use it next.

During this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might offer the ideal opportunity to invest in 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 recall when choosing which humidifier to buy for your home:

  • Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that come with a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions on, not unlike other heating and cool equipment. You will want to consider the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to ensure that your investing in the ideal choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will typically have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can generally be estimated 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 indicate what size humidifier is perfect for you. Our professionals can also help you think about 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc typically advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most reliable results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The coolest 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, of course, and there are a range of factors that one can contemplate 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 appreciate if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to run by our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Plainfield at 815-410-1231.