Adding a whole-house humidifier can help decrease wintertime ailments in Monroe including scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. As it runs with your heating system, you don’t need to carry 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 request skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Lanz Furnace and Fireplace. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the kind of humidifier you want and how long we need to install it.

To help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your home, let’s discuss the different types and their estimated costs.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model since they’re the most economical. They usually cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your home through a padded spinning wheel, which lifts and disperses water.

You can select from bypass, which works when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which works on its own. However, the smaller price tag also is accompanied by an increased need for maintenance to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to distribute moisture throughout your home. Depending on how often you turn on the humidifier, you’ll want to put in a new pad at least yearly.

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 from HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water when compared to a drum style, but the chance of mold is reduced as the moisture drains once the humidification cycle is complete. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to replace the pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the best efficiency and needs a minimal amount of extra work, since it doesn’t require standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you need, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

Since they can operate without your furnace being on, they could consume somewhat more energy than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they usually don’t experience mold growth.

Make Winter More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Lanz Furnace and Fireplace

Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it gives many advantages a single-room model can’t. A few of those pluses involve:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Developing a healthier environment for loved ones with respiratory ailments, including asthma
  • Reducing frequent wintertime complaints, like rough skin or peeling lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your home? Our Lanz Furnace and Fireplace professionals can help you choose the right whole-house humidifier for your needs. Give us a call at 608-291-3606 now to begin the process.