Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Bakersfield Home02/04/2016 The winter is always erratic, but no matter how manageable or heavy the season is, chances are that you’ve had quite enough by the end of it. And just when you think spring is approaching, another cold front zips through. It’s important 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. Through this time of changing weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might provide the ideal opportunity to capitalize on a humidifier for your home. Humidifiers offer important humidity to your house during the cold, dry air of the winter and can help keep you healthy in the wintertime. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind when determining 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 come with a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier operates 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 make sure that your investing in the ideal choice. Size – each humidifier is unique, but all will typically have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can hold. This number can usually be determined 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 establish what size humidifier is best for you. Our professionals can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can occasionally impact the ideal product to choose. If you’re still stumped about which humidifier to purchase for your home, our experts at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing typically recommend a whole-home humidifier. They produce the most reliable results throughout your entire home and offers you the most bang for your buck. The greatest part is that it gets completely integrated into your present system, making the installation and maintenance easy 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 get it if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to inquire about with our speecialists before deciding. Give us a call at our Bakersfield at 661-437-3499 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.