Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your West Columbia Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how manageable or heavy 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 critical to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to require it next. Throughout this time of shifting weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might offer the perfect opportunity to get a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers provide important humidity to your house during the brisk, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy 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 consider the price, but don’t forget to take into account the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates on, not unlike 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 distinct, but all will usually have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can typically be determined 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 establish what size humidifier is best 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 stumped about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our professionals at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. often advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most consistent results throughout your entire home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets completely integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a range of factors that one can consider before making a final decision on the perfect humidifier. They aren’t considered 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 experts before deciding. Give us a call at our West Columbia at 803-796-9172 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.