Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Zelienople Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how gentle 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 comes through. It’s important to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to require it next. Throughout this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the best opportunity to capitalize on 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 choosing which humidifier to buy for your home: Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that come with a new humidifier, too. There are different 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 ensure 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 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 determine what size humidifier is right for you. Our professionals can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the best product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to buy for your home, our professionals at Knoechel Heating Company often endorse a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets completely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use. Every home is different, naturally, and there are a variety of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are really just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or worries that you might want to ask our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Zelienople at 724-452-6280 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.