Getting a whole-house humidifier can help improve wintertime problems in Ellsworth such as flaky skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Since it works with your heating system, there’s no need to carry a portable humidifier across your home, spilling water as you go.

As this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model of humidifier you want and how long it takes us to install it.

To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s discuss the different kinds and their estimated price.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most requested type because they’re the most reasonably priced. They typically run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your residence through a padded spinning wheel, which moves up and disperses water.

They’re available as bypass, which works when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which operates independently. However, the decreased price tag also is accompanied by an increased need for service to stop mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to send moisture across your home. Depending on how often you need the humidifier, you’ll want 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 cost $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water as opposed to a drum model, but the chance of mold is decreased because the water empties once the humidification cycle is done. You can choose 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 known as the best efficiency and needs the least amount of service, since it doesn’t have to have standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you are looking for, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

Because they can work without your furnace being on, they could need a bit more utilities than drum and flow-through models. However, the benefit is that they usually don’t involve mold issues.

Make Winter More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from wearing out
  • Creating an improved space for loved ones who suffer from respiratory ailments, including asthma
  • Decreasing frequent winter complaints, such as rough skin or cracked lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while indoors? Our Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC professionals can help you choose the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Give us a call at 715-318-6728 right away to begin the process.