Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Portland Metro Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how gentle or brutal the season is, chances are that you’ve had a sufficient amount by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front comes through. It’s important to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to need it next. Throughout this time of varying 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 create 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 deciding which humidifier to get for your home: Cost – of course you want to take into account the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that accompany a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, not unlike 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 distinct, but all will typically have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can typically be calculated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Finding this number and making sure that it corresponds to the needs of your home will help establish what size humidifier is best for you. Our experts can also help you consider the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still confused about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our pros at Central Air Inc usually advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most consistent results throughout your full home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets completely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use. Every home is different, naturally, and there are a variety of factors that one can consider 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 understand if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to ask our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Portland Metro at 503-656-1908 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.