Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air can result in drier air that can influence our overall health. You may have never considered monitoring humidity levels inside, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the perfect balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from decreasing the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for you?

If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier gets water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times through the heating season. There are more up-front costs to get started, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention down the road.

There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when looking at a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide what size you need is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of your ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour is necessary and be a guide as you assess your options.
  • Budget—There are initial costs when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also consider how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are a variety of models that can help meet the needs in your home while sticking to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are different. Our experts at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can offer you a home health report to help you select which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will confirm you are getting the best solution to fit your present HVAC system. We want to make sure you relax during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at or go to our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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