Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Tampa Bay Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how gentle 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 ahead of your furnace service, even during the conclusion of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to need it next. During this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might offer the ideal opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the chilly, 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 choosing which humidifier to get for your home: Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that come 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 consider the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to guarantee that your investing in the ideal choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will commonly have a number that dictates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can generally be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Finding this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is best for you. Our technicians can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still confused about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at Langford Cooling usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most consistent results throughout your whole home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets fully integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use. Every home is different, of course, and there are a variety of factors that one can think about 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 appreciate if you have more questions or worries that you might want to inquire about with our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Tampa Bay at 813-898-9553 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.