Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Colorado Springs Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how light or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had quite enough by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front whisks through. It’s critical to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to have to use it next. Throughout this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might provide the perfect opportunity to get 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 in good health in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to remember when deciding which humidifier to buy for your home: Cost – of course you want to take into account the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that come 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 guarantee that your investing in the right choice. Size – each humidifier is different, but all will usually have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can typically be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is perfect for you. Our professionals can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can often impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our pros at Mitchell Heating usually advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your full home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets entirely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use. Every home is different, of course, and there are a range of factors that one can contemplate before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t talked about as much as furnaces are, even though they are usually just as important, so we get it if you have more questions or worries that you might want to inquire about with our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Colorado Springs at 719-596-6677 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.