Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease winter problems in Alliance like scratchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Since it operates with your heating system, you don’t need to lug a portable humidifier from room to room, spilling water as you go.

Because this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to request skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the type of humidifier you want and how long we need to install it.

To help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your home, let’s go over the different types and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular type as 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 with a padded rotated wheel, which lifts and evaporates water.

They’re available as bypass, which runs when your heating system is on, or fan-powered, which works on its own. However, the lower price tag also comes with a greater need for service to stop mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to send moisture throughout your residence. Depending on how regularly you need the humidifier, you’ll need to put in a new pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name suggests, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to create humidity. They cost $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

They use more water than a drum humidifier, but the likelihood of mold is reduced as the water drains once the humidification cycle is finished. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to install a new pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the best efficiency and needs the least amount of extra work, as it doesn’t have to have standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you want, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

As they can work independently of your furnace, they may need somewhat more utilities than drum and flow-through kinds. However, the benefit is that they usually don’t have mold troubles.

Make Winter More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces

Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it gives many benefits a single-room model can’t. A couple of those perks entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating an improved space for household members with respiratory conditions, like asthma
  • Reducing frequent wintertime complaints, like scratchy skin or chapped lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Want to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while indoors? Our Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces specialists can help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your needs. Give us a call at 308-762-1613 now to get started.