Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Pinellas County Home02/04/2016 The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light 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 approaching, another cold front whisks through. It’s crucial to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the conclusion of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to need it next. Through this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might provide the best opportunity to invest in 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 recall when choosing which humidifier to get for your home: Cost – of course you want to think about 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 functions on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to take into account 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 typically have a number that dictates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can typically be calculated 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 right for you. Our technicians can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the top product to choose. If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to get for your home, our experts at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most reliable results throughout your full home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets entirely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a variety of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Pinellas County at 727-398-5515 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.