Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Rapid City Home

February 04, 2016

The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is around the corner, another cold front whisks through. It’s critical to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you truly 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 deliver 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 healthy in the wintertime. Here are a few things to remember when determining 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 various levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions 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 best choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will typically have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can usually be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Finding this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is right for you. Our technicians can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the best product to choose.

If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our professionals at Precision Mechanical typically endorse a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most reliable results throughout your full home and gives 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 simple 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 perfect humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to inquire about with our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Rapid City at 605-206-2564.