Choosing the Right Whole-Home Humidifier for Your Furnace

September 29, 2017

It won’t be long before we are switching our thermostats to offer us warmer air and make our homes nice and cozy during the colder temps. And warmer air can result in drier air that can impact our overall health. You may have never contemplated monitoring humidity levels in your home, or maybe you’re attempting to find just the ideal balance. We’ve talked about the benefits of a whole-home humidifier from reducing the chances of getting sick to helping with your skin. But how do you know which system is the best for you?

If you aren’t familiar, a whole-home humidifier utilizes water directly from your water supply and the water panel only needs to be changed a couple times during the heating season. There are more up-front costs to get started, but there is less maintenance, lower energy costs and mold prevention in the long-run.

There are a couple factors you’ll need to consider when shopping for a whole-home humidifier.

  • Size—The humidifier’s capacity and size is based on gallons per day of operation. One way to decide what size you need is to take your total floor area and multiply it by the height of the ceiling. This will help determine how many gallons per hour you will need and be a guide as you assess your options.
  • Budget—There are initial fees when purchasing the humidifier equipment, but it’s important to also acknowledge how much money will go into operation and maintenance. There are a variety of models that can help meet the needs in your home while keeping to a budget you are comfortable with.

All homes and families are different. Our professionals at Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can give you a home health report to help you determine which humidifier is best for your home. And our assessment will ensure you are getting the best solution to fit your existing HVAC system. We want to make sure you rest easy during the winter and that you have the support you need to maintain proper indoor air quality. You can reach us at or visit our online scheduler to make an appointment.

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