Getting a whole-house humidifier can help improve wintertime issues in Alliance like scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it operates with your heating system, you don’t need to lug a portable humidifier from room to room, sloshing water as you go.
Since this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the model of humidifier you choose and how long it takes us to install it.
To help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your house, let’s go over the different models and their estimated costs.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most requested type because they’re the most affordable. They often are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your home through a padded moving wheel, which moves up and disperses water.
You can select from bypass, which runs when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which operates on its own. However, the lower price tag also is accompanied by a higher need for maintenance to prevent mold.
A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to send moisture around your residence. Depending on how frequently you turn on the humidifier, you’ll have to put in a new pad at least annually.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name suggests, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.
They use more water than a drum humidifier, but the likelihood of mold is lower because the liquid drains once the humidification cycle is complete. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to install a new pad at least once a year.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is regarded as the greatest efficiency and calls for the least amount of maintenance, because it doesn’t have to have a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you are looking for, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.
Since they can work independently of your furnace, they could require a bit more utilities than drum and flow-through types. However, the benefit is that they typically don’t have mold troubles.
Make Wintertime More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces
Although a whole-house humidifier is more expensive than a portable model, it offers many benefits a single-room model can’t. A few of those benefits involve:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
- Creating an improved environment for family members with respiratory conditions, including asthma
- Alleviating common winter complaints, including rough skin or flaking lips
- Lowering static electricity
Ready to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your residence? Our Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces pros can help you find the right whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 308-321-4703 now to begin the process.