Adding a whole-house humidifier can help decrease cold-weather issues in Swanton such as itchy skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Since it operates with your heating system, you don’t need to drag a portable humidifier from room to room, sloshing water as you go.

Because this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Northwest Services. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model of humidifier you select and how long we require to install it.

To help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your house, let’s review the different kinds and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model because they’re the most economical. They often cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your home through a padded spinning wheel, which raises and disperses water.

You can choose from bypass, which runs when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which runs on its own. However, the lower price tag also comes with a higher need for service to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your home. Depending on how often you need the humidifier, you’ll have to replace the pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They need more water than a drum humidifier, but the chance of mold is decreased because the water flows away once the humidification cycle is complete. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to put in a new pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the greatest efficiency and needs the smallest amount of service, since it doesn’t require 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 put together by HomeAdvisor.

As they can operate without your furnace being on, they may need slightly more electricity than drum and flow-through kinds. However, the trade-off is that they usually don’t have mold growth.

Make Winter More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Northwest Services

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Making an improved climate for family members with respiratory conditions, such as asthma
  • Alleviating common winter complaints, including scratchy skin or flaking lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while indoors? Our Northwest Services specialists can help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your budget. Contact us at 419-548-5017 today to start the process.