Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Bakersfield Home02/04/2016 It’s safe to say that even with the weird weather recently, you’ve had your fair share of winter. As we keep trying to guess what’s going to take place next with the temperature, it’s important to be sure that you’ve had furnace service completed when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold all the time. You may also want to think through adding a humidifier to your home. In that case, here are two crucial things to keep in mind when doing your research: Size – much like with air conditioners and furnaces, it’s important to have a system that is the right size for your home. You will typically see a number that will tell you the gallons per day that a specific humidifier can offer, so you’ll want to make sure that number matches up with your home’s needs. You can figure out that number by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Our experts also take in to account how tightly sealed and insulated your home is, as those factors can play a role in determining the product best suited for your home. Cost – this might be evident, but consider more than just the expense of the humidifier. You’ll want to think about the operating cost as well as any maintenance costs associated with your new humidifier. As it is with heating and cooling equipment, there are varying degrees of efficiency that you can pick from, so make sure you’re purchasing the right one for your home, budget and humidity needs. At Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing, we aim to provide the greatest solutions for our customers, which in the case of humidifiers is a whole-home humidifier. The reason we like whole-home humidifiers is because they give effective and consistent results throughout your entire home. Plus, it’s integrated into your existing system, making the decision easy. While each scenario is different, there are a variety of factors that go in to which humidifier is correct for you and your home. We also recognize that humidifiers are talked about even less than furnaces and air conditioners, so feel free to contact us if you have any questions. Give us a call at 661-437-3499 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be more than happy to help get you on the path to a more comfortable home.