Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Lawrence Home

February 04, 2016

The winter is always erratic, but no matter how gentle or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front zips through. It’s important to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the conclusion of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to have to use it next.

Through this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might offer the perfect opportunity to capitalize on 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 well in the wintertime. Here are a few things to remember when deciding which humidifier to purchase for your home:

  • Cost – of course you want to take into account the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that accompany a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, not unlike other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the best choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is different, but all will usually have a number that dictates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can usually be determined by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help determine 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 top product to choose.

If you’re still confused about which humidifier to buy for your home, our professionals at Scott Temperature usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most consistent results throughout your entire home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets fully integrated into your current system, making the installation and maintenance easy 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 honestly just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to run by our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Lawrence at 785-269-0465.