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 deliver us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air equates to drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never thought about monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the ideal 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 your house? 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 begin, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run. There are a couple things you’ll need to consider when purchasing a whole-home humidifier. Size—The size and capacity of a humidifier is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to find out what size you want 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 you will need 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 acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are several models that can help meet the needs in your home while keeping to a budget you are comfortable with. Each house is different. Our team at Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier will work for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your present HVAC system. We want to make sure you can rest comfortably during the colder weather and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. Call us at 385-399-0280 or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.