Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Jefferson City 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 a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front whisks through. It’s critical 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 have to use it next.

During this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the ideal opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when choosing which humidifier to buy for your home:

  • Cost – of course you want to take into account 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 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 different, but all will commonly 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. Finding this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is best for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the best product to choose.

If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our professionals at Stieferman Heating Company Inc usually endorse a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most consistent results throughout your full home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets fully integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use.

Every home is different, naturally, and there are a variety of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t considered 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 ask our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Jefferson City at 573-203-3908.