Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Midlothian Home02/04/2016 The winter is always erratic, but no matter how gentle or brutal the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front zips through. It’s important to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to require it next. Throughout this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might offer 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 well in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to remember when determining which humidifier to get 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 come with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, similar to other heating and cool equipment. You will want to consider the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the right choice. Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will typically have a number that dictates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can usually be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it corresponds to the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is best for you. Our technicians can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can often impact the top product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to get for your home, our experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most consistent results throughout your whole 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 simple for long-term use. Every home is different, naturally, and there are a range of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t talked about as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually 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 Midlothian at 804-379-1155 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.