Adding a whole-house humidifier can help lessen cold-weather problems in West Jefferson like flaky skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Because it works with your heating system, there’s no need to lug a portable humidifier across your home, sloshing water as you go.

As this system links 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 is linked to the model of humidifier you want and how long we require to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular model as they’re the most economical. They often run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your house through a padded spinning wheel, which moves up and disperses water.

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

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your house. Depending on how often you use the humidifier, you’ll have to replace the pad at least every year.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name says, flow-through humidifiers send water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

They use more water when compared to a drum model, but the potential for mold is decreased because the moisture empties once the humidification cycle is complete. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to put in a new pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the most efficient and needs the smallest amount of extra work, because it doesn’t require standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you are looking for, they can range 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 need somewhat more electricity than drum and flow-through types. However, the trade-off is that they usually don’t experience mold growth.

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 gives many advantages a single-room model can’t. A couple of those advantages include:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating a healthier environment for family members with respiratory conditions, like asthma
  • Decreasing common winter complaints, such as dry skin or chapped lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your home? Our West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. professionals can help you choose the ideal whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 614-879-9091 now to start the process.