Installing a whole-house humidifier can help improve wintertime ailments in Excelsior Springs like itchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Because it runs with your heating system, you don’t need to drag a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.
Because this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Colvin's Heating and Cooling. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the type of humidifier you want and how long it takes us to install it.
To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your house, let’s go over the different types and their estimated price.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most popular model since they’re the most economical. They usually run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They humidify your residence through a padded moving wheel, which lifts and dissolves water.
You can choose from bypass, which operates when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which works on its own. However, the decreased price tag also is accompanied by a higher need for maintenance to stop 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 every year.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers send water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.
They use more water as opposed to a drum style, but the likelihood of mold is reduced since the moisture drains once the humidification cycle is done. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to replace the pad at least every year.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is regarded as the greatest efficiency and requires a minimal amount of extra work, because it doesn’t require a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you are looking for, they can be priced at 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 consume somewhat more utilities than drum and flow-through types. However, the trade-off is that they ordinarily don’t experience mold troubles.
Make Cold Weather Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Colvin's Heating and Cooling
Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it offers many benefits a single-room model can’t. A couple of those perks involve:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
- Making a better environment for household members with respiratory ailments, including asthma
- Reducing usual cold-weather complaints, such as dry skin or flaking lips
- Reducing static electricity
Looking to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your home? Our Colvin's Heating and Cooling pros can help you choose the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Reach us at 816-379-3918 right away to begin the process.