Installing a whole-house humidifier can help improve wintertime ailments in West Jefferson like itchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Because it works with your heating system, you don’t need to lug 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 West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc.. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the type of humidifier you want and how long we require to install it.

To help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your home, let’s go over the different models and their estimated price.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most requested model because they’re the most reasonably priced. They typically are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your residence with a padded spinning wheel, which moves up and evaporates water.

They’re available as bypass, which operates when your heating system is on, or fan-powered, which works independently. However, the smaller price tag also comes with an increased need for maintenance to avoid mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to send moisture throughout your home. Depending on how frequently 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 send water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water than a drum humidifier, but the chance of mold is lower as the moisture empties once the humidification cycle is done. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to install a new pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the greatest efficiency and requires the smallest amount of service, because it doesn’t have to have standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you want, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

Because they can operate independently of your furnace, they could need a bit more utilities than drum and flow-through models. However, the benefit is that they usually don’t have mold troubles.

Make Winter Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc.

Although a whole-house humidifier is pricier than a portable model, it provides many benefits a single-room model can’t. A few of those pluses include:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Making an improved space for loved ones with respiratory conditions, including asthma
  • Reducing frequent cold-weather complaints, such as dry skin or peeling lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while indoors? Our West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. pros can help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your needs. Contact us at 614-879-9091 right away to start the process.