Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are flipping our thermostats to deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re trying to find just the right balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from lowering the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for you?

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 through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run.

There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide what size you want is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your home’s ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is necessary and be a guide as you review your options.
  • Budget—There are initial costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider 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 sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are different. Our professionals at Norrell Service Experts can give you a home health report to help you select which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your current HVAC system. We want to make sure you can rest comfortably during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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