Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Sacramento Home

February 04, 2016

It’s safe to say that even with the weird weather recently, you’ve had more than enough of winter. As we keep trying to guess what’s going to take place next with the temperature, it’s important to be sure that you’ve had furnace service performed when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold all the time.

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

  • Size – much like with air conditioners and furnaces, it’s crucial to have a system that is the right size for your home. You will normally see a number that will tell you the gallons per day that a specific humidifier can offer, so you’ll want to be sure that number is what your home’s needs. You can figure out that number by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Our experts 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 might be evident, but consider more than just the purchase price of the humidifier. You’ll want to think about the operating cost as well as any maintenance costs associated with your new humidifier. As it is with heating and cooling equipment, there are a number of efficiency levels that you can choose from, so make certain that you’re choosing the right one for your home, budget and humidity needs.

At American HVAC Inc, we aim to provide the greatest solutions for our customers, which in the case of humidifiers is a whole-home humidifier. The reason we like whole-home humidifiers is because they provide effective and consistent results throughout your entire home. Plus, it’s integrated into your existing system, making its addition an easy one.

While each scenario is personal, there are a variety of factors that go in to which humidifier is ideal for you and your home. We also understand that humidifiers are talked about even less than furnaces and air conditioners, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Give us a call at 916-243-6714.