Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Bossier City Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how gentle 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 almost here, another cold front comes through. It’s important to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to need it next. During this time of changing 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 offer important humidity to your house during the cold, dry air of the winter and can help keep you well in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to recall when choosing which humidifier to get for your home: Cost – of course you want to take into account the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates 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 retain. This number can typically be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help indicate 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 stumped about which humidifier to buy for your home, our experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most consistent results throughout your entire home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets fully 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 think about before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or worries that you might want to ask our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Bossier City at 800-COOLING or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.