Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Excelsior Springs Home

The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front comes through. It’s crucial to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to have to use it next.

Throughout this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might offer the perfect opportunity to get a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you in good health in the wintertime. Here are a few things to remember when deciding which humidifier to buy for your home:

  • Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to consider the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to make sure that your investing in the right choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is different, but all will commonly have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can typically be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Finding this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is right for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can often impact the ideal product to choose.

If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to buy for your home, our experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling typically advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most consistent results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets completely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use.

Every home is different, of course, and there are a number of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually just as important, so we appreciate if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to run by our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Excelsior Springs at 816-379-3918.

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