Adding a whole-house humidifier can help decrease wintertime problems in Monroe including flaky skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Because it works with your heating system, you don’t have to lug a portable humidifier from room to room, spilling water as you go.
As this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to request professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Lanz Furnace and Fireplace. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the type of humidifier you choose and how long it takes us to install it.
To help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your home, let’s discuss the different kinds and their estimated fee.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most requested kind since they’re the most economical. They typically run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your house with a padded rotated wheel, which lifts and evaporates water.
They’re available as bypass, which runs when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which works on its own. However, the decreased price tag also comes with an increased need for service to avoid mold.
A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your residence. Depending on how regularly you turn on the humidifier, you’ll want to change this pad at least yearly.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name says, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.
They use more water as opposed to a drum humidifier, but the potential for mold is decreased as the water drains once the humidification cycle is complete. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to replace the pad at least annually.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is considered the most efficient and needs a minimal amount of maintenance, since it doesn’t require a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you want, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.
As they can run independently of your furnace, they could require slightly more energy than drum and flow-through types. However, the benefit is that they ordinarily don’t experience mold growth.
Make Wintertime More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Lanz Furnace and Fireplace
Although a whole-house humidifier is more expensive than a portable model, it gives many benefits a single-room model can’t. A couple of those pluses involve:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
- Making an improved climate for loved ones who have respiratory conditions, like asthma
- Decreasing frequent cold-weather complaints, like dry skin or peeling lips
- Decreasing static electricity
Looking to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your residence? Our Lanz Furnace and Fireplace pros can help you find the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Give us a call at 608-291-3606 now to start the process.