Adding a whole-house humidifier can help decrease wintertime problems in East Bernard like scratchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Because it operates with your heating system, there’s no need to carry a portable humidifier from room to room, splashing water as you go.
Since 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 E.B. Air, LLC. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model of humidifier you want and how long it takes us to install it.
To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s review the different models and their estimated costs.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most often installed type since they’re the most reasonably priced. They typically run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your home by using a padded moving wheel, which lifts and dissolves water.
They’re available as bypass, which runs when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which works by itself. However, the decreased price tag also is accompanied by a greater need for maintenance to prevent mold.
A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to move moisture across your house. Depending on how regularly you use the humidifier, you’ll need to change this pad at least annually.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name says, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.
They use more water than a drum humidifier, but the likelihood of mold is lower as the liquid drains once the humidification cycle is done. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to put in a new pad at least every year.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is considered the best efficiency and needs a minimal amount of service, because it doesn’t have to have standing 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 without your furnace being on, they may require a bit more energy than drum and flow-through types. However, the trade-off is that they ordinarly don’t have mold growth.
Make Wintertime Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from E.B. Air, LLC
Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it provides many pluses a single-room model can’t. A few of those perks include:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
- Making an improved climate for family members with respiratory ailments, including asthma
- Reducing usual wintertime complaints, like dry skin or flaking lips
- Lowering static electricity
Looking to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while indoors? Our E.B. Air, LLC specialists can help you choose the ideal whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 979-335-4262 today to begin the process.