Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Longview Home02/04/2016 It’s safe to say that even with the unpredictability of the weather recently, you’ve had more than enough of winter. As we keep trying to put our finger on what’s going to take place next with the temperature, it’s important to make certain that you’ve had furnace service completed when the weather finally begins being cold nonstop. You may also want to consider adding a humidifier to your home. In that case, here are a few crucial things to remember when doing your research: Size – much like with air conditioners and furnaces, it’s critical to have a system that is the right size for your home. You will typically see a number that will tell you the gallons per day that a specific humidifier can offer, so you’ll want to be sure that number matches up with your home’s needs. You can find out that number by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Our experts also take in to account how tightly sealed and insulated your home is, as those factors can impact the product best suited for your home. Cost – this could be obvious, but consider more than just the purchase price of the humidifier. You’ll want to ponder the operating cost as well as any maintenance costs that go with your new humidifier. As it is with heating and cooling equipment, there are varying efficiencies that you can pick from, so be sure you’re choosing the right one for your home, budget and humidity needs. At Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc., we aim to provide the greatest solutions for our customers, which in the case of humidifiers is a whole-home humidifier. The reason we like whole-home humidifiers is because they provide effective and consistent results throughout your entire home. Plus, it’s integrated into your existing system, making the decision easy. While each scenario is personal, there are a number of factors that determine which humidifier is right for you and your home. We also recognize that humidifiers are talked about even less than furnaces and air conditioners, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Give us a call at 903-758-0701 or set up an appointment with us online and we’ll be more than happy to help get you on the path to a more comfortable home.