Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Chicago Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how light 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 around the corner, another cold front comes through. It’s important to stay ahead of your furnace service, even during the end of the winter, because you honestly never know when you are going to need it next. Throughout this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might provide the perfect opportunity to get 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 keep in mind when deciding which humidifier to get for your home: Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to consider the operating and maintenance costs that go with a new humidifier, too. There are different 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 guarantee that your investing in the right choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will usually 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 agrees with the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is right for you. Our professionals can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still puzzled about which humidifier to buy for your home, our experts at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning typically endorse a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most dependable 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 straightforward for long-term use. Every home is different, obviously, and there are a variety 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 appreciate if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to run by our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Chicago at 773-704-0640 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.