The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how light or brutal the season is, chances are that you’ve had quite enough by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front zips through. It’s crucial to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to require it next.
Throughout this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might provide the perfect opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers create important humidity to your house during the chilly, dry air of the winter and can help keep you in good health in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to recall when choosing which humidifier to purchase for your home:
- Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, similar to 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 ideal choice.
- Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will usually have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can store. 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 indicate what size humidifier is best for you. Our technicians can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the ideal product to choose.
If you’re still confused about which humidifier to buy for your home, our pros at Lycoming Heating Company usually endorse a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most dependable results throughout your full home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets entirely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use.
Every home is different, naturally, and there are a number of factors that one can consider before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are really just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to ask our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Williamsport at 570-326-4450.