Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease cold-weather ailments in Paxinos including scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. As it works with your heating system, you don’t need to drag a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.

As this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc.. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model of humidifier you want and how long we need to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed type since they’re the most economical. They usually run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your residence by using a padded rotated wheel, which moves up and disperses water.

You can select from bypass, which runs when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which operates by itself. However, the smaller price tag also includes a greater need for maintenance to avoid mold.

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your residence. Depending on how regularly you use the humidifier, you’ll have to change this pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name suggests, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

They use more water when compared to a drum style, but the chance of mold is lower since the water drains once the humidification cycle is done. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to install a new pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the best efficiency and requires the least amount of extra work, as it doesn’t require standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you need, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

Because they can work without your furnace being on, they could consume a bit more utilities than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they typically don’t have mold growth.

Make Cold Weather More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc.

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating an improved space for family members who have respiratory ailments, including asthma
  • Decreasing frequent cold-weather complaints, like scratchy skin or flaking lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your residence? Our LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. specialists can help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your needs. Contact us at 570-648-0748 today to start the process.