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 cooler months. And warmer air means drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your house, or maybe you’re trying to find just the perfect balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from decreasing the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for your family?

If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier gets water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times throughout the heating season. There are more up-front costs to begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention down the road.

There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to determine what size you should get is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is necessary and be a guide as you assess your options.
  • Budget—There are initial fees 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 adhering to a budget you are comfortable with.

Each house is different. Our experts at A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you select which humidifier is appropriate 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 winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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