Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Cottonwood Home

February 04, 2016

It’s safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, you’ve had more than enough of winter. As we keep trying to guess what’s going to occur next with the temperature, it’s important to make sure that you’ve had furnace service completed when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold consistently.

You may also want to think through adding a humidifier to your home. In that case, here are a few key things to keep in mind when doing your looking:

  • Size – much like with air conditioners and furnaces, it’s important to have a system that is the correct size for your home. You will normally see a number that will tell you the gallons per day that a specific humidifier can provide, so you’ll want to ensure that number matches up with your home’s needs. You can determine that number by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Our pros also take in to account how tightly sealed and insulated your home is, as those factors can affect the product best suited for your home.
  • Cost – this could be obvious, but consider more than just the purchase price of the humidifier. You’ll want to ponder the operating cost as well as any maintenance costs that go with your new humidifier. As it is with heating and cooling equipment, there are varying degrees of efficiency that you can pick from, so be sure you’re choosing the right one for your home, budget and humidity needs.

At Connolly Electric & Mechanical, we aim to provide the greatest solutions for our customers, which in the case of humidifiers is a whole-home humidifier. The reason we endorse whole-home humidifiers is because they give effective and consistent results throughout your entire home. Plus, it’s integrated into your existing system, making the decision easy.

While each scenario is unique, there are a host of factors that go in to which humidifier is correct for you and your home. We also recognize that humidifiers are talked about even less than furnaces and air conditioners, so feel free to reach out if you have any questions. Give us a call at 928-244-8840.