Installing a whole-house humidifier can help lessen winter ailments in Narvon including flaky skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. As it operates with your heating system, you don’t have to lug a portable humidifier across your home, sloshing water as you go.

As this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to request pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Ameri-Tec. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the model of humidifier you choose and how long we require to install it.

To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s go over the different models and their estimated costs.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed kind as they’re the most economical. They usually are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your house with a padded spinning wheel, which lifts and evaporates water.

They’re available as bypass, which runs when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which operates independently. However, the lower price tag also comes with a greater need for maintenance to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to distribute moisture throughout your house. Depending on how often you need the humidifier, you’ll want to change this pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to create humidity. They cost $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water as opposed to a drum style, but the potential for mold is reduced as the water empties once the humidification cycle is done. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to replace the pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the most efficient and needs the least amount of extra work, since it doesn’t have to have a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you are looking for, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Since they can work independently of your furnace, they might require a bit more energy than drum and flow-through kinds. However, the compromise is that they ordinarily don’t experience mold issues.

Make Cold Weather More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Ameri-Tec

Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it provides many benefits a single-room model can’t. A couple of those pluses entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from wearing out
  • Making an improved environment for household members who suffer from respiratory ailments, including asthma
  • Decreasing usual cold-weather complaints, including scratchy skin or flaking lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your home? Our Ameri-Tec specialists can help you choose the right whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 717-479-4950 now to get started.