Adding a whole-house humidifier can help lessen cold-weather problems in Northglenn including itchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it runs with your heating system, there’s no need to lug a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.
Because this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the kind of humidifier you want and how long we need to install it.
To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your house, let’s discuss the different models and their estimated price.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most popular kind as they’re the most economical. They typically run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your house by using a padded spinning wheel, which raises and disperses water.
They’re available as bypass, which operates when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which operates independently. However, the lower price tag also includes a higher need for maintenance to prevent mold.
A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to move moisture around your home. Depending on how regularly you need the humidifier, you’ll want to put in a new pad at least annually.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name says, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They cost $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.
They consume more water than a drum style, but the potential for mold is reduced as the moisture flows away once the humidification cycle is complete. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to install a new pad at least annually.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is regarded as the greatest efficiency and needs the smallest amount of service, as it doesn’t have to have a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you want, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.
Since they can run independently of your furnace, they may require a bit more electricity than drum and flow-through models. However, the compromise is that they ordinarly don’t experience mold growth.
Make Wintertime Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it offers many perks a single-room model can’t. Some of those perks entail:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
- Making a better environment for household members who have respiratory problems, like asthma
- Reducing common cold-weather complaints, like scratchy skin or flaking lips
- Reducing static electricity
Ready to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your residence? Our Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. specialists can help you choose the right whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 303-452-4146 today to start the process.