Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Bloomington Home02/04/2016 The winter is always unpredictable, but no matter how light or intense 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 important to stay in front of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you really never know when you are going to have to use it next. Through this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in continual flux, which might offer the best 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 determining which humidifier to buy for your home: Cost – of course you want to take into account the price, but don’t forget to take into account 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 guarantee that your investing in the ideal choice. Size – each humidifier is different, but all will usually have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can generally be calculated 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 right for you. Our technicians can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can often impact the best product to choose. If you’re still confused about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our professionals at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co often endorse a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your whole home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets fully integrated into your existing system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a number of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the ideal humidifier. They aren’t talked about as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we appreciate if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to ask our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Bloomington at 812-332-9100 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.