Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Thousand Oaks Home02/04/2016 The winter is always changing, but no matter how manageable or brutal the season is, chances are that you’ve had quite enough by the end of it. And just when you think spring is almost here, another cold front whisks through. It’s crucial to stay on top of your furnace service, even during the conclusion of the winter, because you truly never know when you are going to need it next. Through this time of varying weather, the air and moisture are also in constant flux, which might deliver the best opportunity to invest in 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 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 think about the operating and maintenance costs that come with a new humidifier, too. There are different levels of efficiency that each humidifier functions 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 distinct, but all will typically have a number that shows the gallons per day that it can store. This number can usually be determined by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Recognizing this number and making sure that it matches the needs of your home will help determine what size humidifier is best for you. Our technicians can also help you think about the insulation in your home, which can sometimes impact the best product to choose. If you’re still confused about which humidifier to buy for your home, our pros at Air Max HVAC Inc often recommend a whole-home humidifier. They deliver the most consistent results throughout your entire home and provides you the most bang for your buck. The best part is that it gets completely integrated into your current system, making the installation and maintenance easy for long-term use. Every home is different, of course, and there are a variety of factors that one can think about before making a final decision on the best humidifier. They aren’t considered as much as furnaces are, even though they are honestly just as important, so we understand if you have more questions or anxieties that you might want to ask our experts before deciding. Give us a call at our Thousand Oaks at 805-217-8662 or set up an appointment with us online and we’d be happy to help.