Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease cold-weather issues in Arlington including flaky skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it operates with your heating system, you don’t need to drag a portable humidifier across your home, spilling water as you go.

Since this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the type of humidifier you want and how long it takes us to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed type as they’re the most affordable. They often cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your house through a padded spinning wheel, which moves up and disperses water.

You can select from bypass, which runs when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which runs on its own. However, the smaller price tag also comes with an increased need for service to avoid mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your home. Depending on how regularly you turn on the humidifier, you’ll want to replace the pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They use more water than a drum humidifier, but the potential for mold is decreased since the liquid empties once the humidification cycle is done. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to put in a new pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the best efficiency and requires a minimal amount of service, since it doesn’t require standing 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 run without your furnace being on, they may require a bit more energy than drum and flow-through types. However, the compromise is that they usually don’t have mold troubles.

Make Wintertime Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from wearing out
  • Making a healthier climate for loved ones who have respiratory ailments, like asthma
  • Decreasing frequent wintertime complaints, like scratchy skin or peeling lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your home? Our Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning specialists can help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 360-255-5857 right away to get started.