Which whole-home central humidifier is best for my furnace? Published on 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 equates to drier air that can affect our overall health. You may have never considered 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 lowering the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for your house? 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 during the heating season. There are more up-front costs to get started, 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 humidifier’s size and capacity 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 your 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 expenses when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are many models that can help meet the needs in your home while sticking to a budget you are comfortable with. Every home and family is different. Our experts at Hammond Plumbing & Heating can offer 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 relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at 519-894-3222 or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.