Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Hattiesburg Home02/04/2016 The winter is always erratic, 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 approaching, another cold front comes through. It’s important to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the last weeks of the winter, because you truly 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 constant flux, which might provide the ideal opportunity to invest in a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the chilly, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a few things to remember when choosing which humidifier to purchase for your home: Cost – of course you want to think about the price, but don’t forget to think about the operating and maintenance costs that accompany a new humidifier, too. There are numerous levels of efficiency that each humidifier runs on, just like other heating and cool equipment. You will want to consider the needs of your home’s humidity as well as your budget to ensure that your investing in the ideal choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will commonly have a number that dictates 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 corresponds to the needs of your home will help indicate what size humidifier is perfect 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 puzzled about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning usually recommend a whole-home humidifier. They give out the most dependable results throughout your whole home and gives you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets completely integrated into your current system, making the installation and maintenance straightforward for long-term use. Every home is different, naturally, 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 understand if you have more questions or concerns that you might want to inquire about with our pros before deciding. Give us a call at our Hattiesburg at 601-268-3486 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.