During the colder months, the amount of moisture in the air drops dramatically. Many people choose to get humidifiers in order to improve the quality of the air within their home.
Humidifiers come in several different styles. There are humidifiers designed for single rooms and those that are connected to your HVAC system. Individual room humidifiers can be purchased as stand-alone units and need nothing more than a plug and some easy maintenance. Larger humidifiers designed for the entire home (known as “forced air humidifiers”) often require humidifier installation professionals to correctly install the system and get it to work properly.
How to Choose a Humidifier
- Size – Humidifiers need to be correctly sized for a room or property. Too much moisture in the air may cause your home to grow mold spores or cause damage to your walls.
- Type – There are several styles of humidifiers, including disc wheel, spray mist, vaporizers, drum styles, and more. It’s always a good idea to consult a heating repair company to find out the pros and cons of the different types.
- Budget – Your budget may affect the type of humidifier you purchase, and may affect humidifier installation depending on the size of your home.
If you choose to get a humidifier for an individual room you should also look up reviews, as some humidifiers release far too much humidity or are prone to breaking down. Those that choose to go with a forced-air humidifier should not only choose one that is best for their location, property, and budget, but also one that requires the least amount of maintenance and can be installed onto your current furnace system. You may also want to consider humidifier installation alongside a heating repair and preventative maintenance appointment since both are important for winter preparations.
Consult a Humidifier Expert
There are a lot of considerations for choosing a humidifier. It’s always a good idea to contact an expert in humidifier installation, like those at Wm. Henderson. We can help explain to you the different types of systems available, their cost, and recommend the humidifier that is best for your needs. Call us today to learn more.