Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your McHenry Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how manageable or brutal 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 comes through. It’s crucial to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to have to use it next. During this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continuous flux, which might deliver the best opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers create 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 few things to remember when choosing 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 come with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, just like 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 make sure that your investing in the ideal 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 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 agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is perfect for you. Our experts can also help you take into account the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the best product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to get for your home, our pros at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. typically recommend a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most dependable results throughout your entire home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets fully 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 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 really just as important, so we appreciate if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to ask our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our McHenry at 815-459-4700 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.