Choosing the Right Humidifier for Your Keokuk Home02/04/2016 It’s safe to say that even with the crazy weather recently, you’ve had plenty of winter. As we keep trying to guess what’s going to happen next with the temperature, it’s important to make sure that you’ve had furnace service performed when the weather finally flips the switch to being cold consistently. You may also want to consider adding a humidifier to your home. In that case, here are a couple crucial things to remember when doing your research: Size – much like with air conditioners and furnaces, it’s important to have a system that is the correct size for your home. You will usually see a number that will tell you the gallons per day that a specific humidifier can give you, so you’ll want to ensure that number is what your home’s needs. You can find out that number by multiplying your home’s total square footage by the height of your ceiling. Our pros also take in to account how tightly sealed and insulated your home is, as those factors can impact the product best suited for your home. Cost – this could be obvious, but consider more than just the cost of the humidifier. You’ll want to think through 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 efficiencies that you can pick from, so make sure you’re choosing the right one for your home, budget and humidity needs. At WM J Kraus & Son, we aim to provide the best 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 personal, there are a number of factors that determine 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 319-524-3714 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be more than happy to help get you on the path to a more comfortable home.