Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to provide us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re trying to find just the perfect balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from reducing 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 during the heating season. There are more up-front costs to start, 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 looking at 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 need 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 needed and be a guide as you assess your options.
  • Budget—There are initial costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also recognize how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.

Each house is different. Our experts at Gordon's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will make sure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Give us a call at or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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