Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Colfax Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how gentle or heavy 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 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. Through this time of shifting 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 offer 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 few things to remember when deciding 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 accompany a new humidifier, too. There are various 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 make sure that your investing in the best choice. Size – each humidifier is different, but all will usually have a number that indicates 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. Recognizing this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is right for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to buy for your home, our experts at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most consistent results throughout your full home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The coolest 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 ideal humidifier. They aren’t talked about as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to run by our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Colfax at 509-397-3622 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.