Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Augusta Home02/04/2016 The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had quite enough by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front zips through. It’s important to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to have to use it next. Through this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might provide the perfect 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 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 runs on, similar to 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 right choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will typically have a number that dictates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can generally be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying 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 think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the best product to choose. If you’re still confused about which humidifier to buy for your home, our professionals at McCune Heating & Cooling typically recommend a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most consistent results throughout your full home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets entirely integrated into your current system, making the installation and maintenance easy 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 ideal humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to inquire about with our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Augusta at 316-733-9123 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.