Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your York Home

February 04, 2016

The winter is always erratic, but no matter how manageable 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 around the corner, another cold front whisks through. It’s important to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to require it next.

Throughout this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the best opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the cold, dry air of the winter and can help keep you in good health in the wintertime. Here are a few things to recall when choosing which humidifier to buy for your home:

  • Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that come with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates 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 guarantee that your investing in the right choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will usually have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can generally be determined by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is best for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the ideal product to choose.

If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to buy for your home, our experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning usually advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your whole home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets entirely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use.

Every home is different, of course, and there are a range of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to ask our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our York at 717-383-4479.