Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Charlottesville Home02/04/2016 The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or heavy 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 important to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the conclusion of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to require it next. During this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might offer the best opportunity to invest in 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 number of things to remember when deciding which humidifier to purchase 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 accompany a new humidifier, too. There are various levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to take into account the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to make sure that your investing in the best choice. Size – each humidifier is different, but all will commonly have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can store. This number can typically be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is best for you. Our professionals can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the top product to choose. If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at Beck Cohen typically endorse a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most dependable results throughout your entire home and gives 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 easy for long-term use. Every home is different, naturally, and there are a number of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are really 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 Charlottesville at 434-296-0129 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.