Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Southern California Home

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In Southern California, we have some mild winters and we have some wild winters, but no matter how gentle 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 almost here, another cold front zips through. It’s critical to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the conclusion 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 provide the perfect opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers create important humidity to your house during the chilly, dry air of the winter and can help keep you in good health in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to remember when deciding which humidifier to purchase 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 accompany a new humidifier, too. There are various 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 make sure that your investing in the best choice.
  • Size – each humidifier is distinct, but all will commonly have a number that indicates the gallons per day that it can retain. This number can typically be estimated by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it agrees with the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is best for you. Our technicians can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the top product to choose.

If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to get for your home, our professionals at Econo Air usually advocate for a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most dependable results throughout your full home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The coolest part is that it gets completely integrated into your current system, making the installation and maintenance simple for long-term use.

Obviously, every home is different and there are a variety of factors that one can consider before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t discussed as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we appreciate if you have more questions or worries that you might want to run by our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Brea offices at 714-695-6661 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.