Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Utica Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how light or intense the season is, chances are that you’ve had a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is around the corner, another cold front whisks through. It’s critical to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to have to use it next. Throughout this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the best opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the cold, dry air of the winter and can help keep you in good health in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to keep in mind when determining 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 go with a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, similar to other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the best choice. Size – each humidifier is different, but all will typically have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can typically be estimated 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 establish what size humidifier is best for you. Our technicians can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the best product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to get for your home, our experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. typically endorse a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your whole home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets fully integrated into your present 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 think about before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to inquire about with our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Utica at 586-731-0950 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.