Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Cedar Rapids Home

The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or heavy 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 zips through. It’s crucial to stay ahead 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 changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might provide the best opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide 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 number of things to keep in mind when deciding which humidifier to buy for your home:

  • Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to ensure that your investing in the best choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will commonly have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can store. This number can generally be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is perfect for you. Our professionals can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the ideal product to choose.

If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our pros at Ilten's Incorporated often advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most consistent results throughout your whole home and provides 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, naturally, and there are a number of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or worries that you might want to ask our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Cedar Rapids at 319-208-3295.

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