Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Scottsboro Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how light or brutal 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 on top of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to require it next. Throughout this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the perfect opportunity to get a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the cold, dry air of the winter and can help keep you in good health in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to recall when choosing which humidifier to purchase for your home: Cost – of course you want to take into account the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that accompany a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs 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 ensure that your investing in the best choice. Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will typically have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. 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 establish what size humidifier is perfect for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can often impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to get for your home, our experts at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. typically recommend a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most reliable results throughout your full home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets fully integrated into your present 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 think about before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Scottsboro at 256-574-1300 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.