Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Longview Home02/04/2016 The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or intense the season is, chances are that you’ve had a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front whisks through. It’s important to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to need it next. Through this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might offer the ideal opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the chilly, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to keep in mind when deciding which humidifier to buy for your home: Cost – of course you want to consider the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions on, similar to 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 ideal choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will commonly have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can generally be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help establish what size humidifier is right for you. Our experts can also help you think about 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 Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. usually advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most consistent results throughout your whole home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets fully integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a number of factors that one can consider 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 concerns that you might want to run by our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Longview at 903-758-0701 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.