Adding a whole-house humidifier can help decrease wintertime ailments in Thedford including scratchy skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Since it runs with your heating system, you don’t need to carry a portable humidifier around your home, splashing water as you go.
Since this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the type of humidifier you choose 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 price.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model because they’re the most affordable. They often cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your home by using a padded spinning wheel, which raises and dissolves water.
You can select from bypass, which runs when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which runs by itself. However, the decreased price tag also is accompanied by an increased need for upkeep to avoid mold.
A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to move moisture across your home. Depending on how regularly you turn on the humidifier, you’ll want to put in a new pad at least annually.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name suggests, flow-through humidifiers send water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They cost $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.
They need more water as opposed to a drum style, but the potential for mold is decreased since the liquid empties once the humidification cycle is complete. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to replace the pad at least once a year.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is known as the most efficient and requires the smallest amount of extra work, because it doesn’t require a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you want, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.
Because they can run without your furnace being on, they may require a bit more energy than drum and flow-through models. However, the benefit is that they ordinarily don’t have mold troubles.
Make Cold Weather More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning
Although a whole-house humidifier is pricier than a portable model, it gives many pluses a single-room model can’t. A couple of those pluses include:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
- Developing a healthier climate for loved ones who have respiratory conditions, including asthma
- Decreasing frequent winter complaints, like rough skin or cracked lips
- Decreasing static electricity
Want to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your residence? Our Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning specialists can help you select the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Reach us at 519-296-4437 now to begin the process.