Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Cedar Rapids Home02/04/2016 The winter is always erratic, but no matter how light or brutal 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 on top of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to require it next. During this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might deliver the best opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer 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 determining which humidifier to get for your home: Cost – of course you want to think about 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 operates on, similar to other heating and cool equipment. You will want to think about the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the best choice. Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will commonly have a number that dictates 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 corresponds to the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is perfect 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 purchase for your home, our experts at Ilten's Incorporated often advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most consistent results throughout your whole home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets completely integrated into your current system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use. Every home is different, of course, 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 319-363-0283 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.