Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Columbia Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how gentle 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 whisks 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 changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the best 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 number of things to remember when choosing which humidifier to get 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 go 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 best choice. Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will usually have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can generally be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is best for you. Our experts can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can often impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our professionals at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC typically endorse a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your entire home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets completely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use. Every home is different, of course, and there are a number of factors that one can consider before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are really just as important, so we appreciate if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to ask our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Columbia at 803-318-6995 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.