Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Raceland Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how manageable 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 around the corner, another cold front whisks through. It’s crucial to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to have to use it next. During this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might deliver the best opportunity to get 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 well in the wintertime. Here are a number of things to recall when choosing which humidifier to get 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 different levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions 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 ensure that your investing in the ideal choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will typically have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can usually be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Identifying this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help establish what size humidifier is perfect for you. Our experts 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 buy for your home, our professionals at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service usually endorse a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most reliable results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets fully integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use. Every home is different, of course, and there are a variety 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 really just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to inquire about with our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Raceland at 985-537-6795 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.