Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your the Main Line Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how manageable or brutal the season is, chances are that you’ve had plenty by the end of it. And just when you think spring is around the corner, another cold front whisks 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 need it next. Throughout this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might provide the ideal opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you well in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to remember when choosing which humidifier to buy for your home: Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous 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 different, but all will typically have a number that dictates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can usually be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it corresponds to the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is right for you. Our professionals can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the best product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most dependable results throughout your full home and offers 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, of course, and there are a range 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 appreciate if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our the Main Line at 610-626-2540 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.