Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Carlsbad Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how manageable 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 comes through. It’s crucial to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the conclusion of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to require it next. During this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might offer the ideal opportunity to get a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers create important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you well in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to keep in mind when determining which humidifier to get for your home: Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that accompany a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions on, not unlike other heating and cool equipment. You will want to consider the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to make sure that your investing in the right choice. Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will typically have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can store. This number can typically be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is right for you. Our technicians can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the best product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services often recommend a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your full home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets entirely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a number of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t talked about as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to inquire about with our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Carlsbad at 575-887-7777 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.