Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease winter ailments in Derby like scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. As it operates with your heating system, you don’t have to drag a portable humidifier around your home, sloshing water as you go.

As this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to 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 needs, let’s discuss the different types and their estimated price.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular type since they’re the most reasonably priced. They often are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your residence with a padded rotated wheel, which raises and dissolves water.

You can select from bypass, which operates when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which works by itself. However, the smaller price tag also is accompanied by a higher need for maintenance to stop mold.

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to distribute moisture across your house. Depending on how regularly you turn on the humidifier, you’ll have to change this pad at least every year.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name implies, 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 use more water when compared to a drum style, but the chance of mold is reduced because the liquid flows away once the humidification cycle is done. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to replace the pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the greatest efficiency and calls for a minimal amount of maintenance, since it doesn’t require standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you want, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

Because they can work independently of your furnace, they might need slightly more electricity than drum and flow-through models. However, the compromise is that they ordinarily don’t experience mold growth.

Make Winter More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning

Although a whole-house humidifier is pricier than a portable model, it offers many advantages a single-room model can’t. Some of those advantages include:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Making an improved space for loved ones who have respiratory problems, including asthma
  • Reducing frequent cold-weather complaints, such as dry skin or peeling lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Want to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your residence? Our Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning professionals can help you choose the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Contact us at 203-772-8319 now to begin the process.