Getting a whole-house humidifier can help improve cold-weather ailments in Front Royal such as scratchy skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. As it runs with your heating system, you don’t need to carry a portable humidifier across your home, spilling water as you go.
As this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Dave's Diversified Services. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the model of humidifier you choose and how long we need to install it.
To help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your house, let’s go over the different kinds and their estimated price.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most popular type because they’re the most affordable. They often cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your house with a padded rotated wheel, which lifts and evaporates water.
They’re available as bypass, which works when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which operates by itself. However, the decreased price tag also includes a greater need for maintenance to stop mold.
A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to send moisture across your home. Depending on how frequently you need the humidifier, you’ll need to put in a new pad at least yearly.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name says, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.
They need more water as opposed to a drum humidifier, but the chance of mold is lower because the liquid empties once the humidification cycle is done. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to put in a new pad at least once a year.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is considered the best efficiency and calls for a minimal amount of service, because it doesn’t require a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you want, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.
As they can work without your furnace being on, they could need somewhat more electricity than drum and flow-through models. However, the benefit is that they usually don’t involve mold growth.
Make Cold Weather Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Dave's Diversified Services
Although a whole-house humidifier is pricier than a portable model, it provides many advantages a single-room model can’t. A few of those perks include:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
- Making a healthier space for family members who suffer from respiratory conditions, such as asthma
- Alleviating frequent cold-weather complaints, like rough skin or chapped lips
- Decreasing static electricity
Want to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your residence? Our Dave's Diversified Services professionals can help you choose the right whole-house humidifier for your budget. Reach us at 540-636-3396 today to begin the process.