Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Lawrence Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how gentle or intense 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 comes through. It’s important to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to have to use it next. Through this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the perfect opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the chilly, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing which humidifier to purchase for your home: Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that come with a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about 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 different, but all will commonly have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can generally be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Finding this number and making sure that it corresponds to the needs of your home will help establish what size humidifier is right for you. Our technicians can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to buy for your home, our pros at Scott Temperature typically endorse a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most dependable results throughout your full home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The coolest 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, obviously, and there are a range of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t talked about as much as furnaces are, even though they are really just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or worries that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Lawrence at 785-843-2244 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.