Getting a whole-house humidifier can help improve winter issues in New Castle including itchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Because it works with your heating system, there’s no need to lug a portable humidifier from room to room, sloshing water as you go.

Because this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Central Heating & Plumbing. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the model of humidifier you choose and how long we require to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular kind because they’re the most economical. They usually cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your residence through a padded spinning wheel, which moves up and evaporates water.

They’re available as bypass, which operates when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which operates by itself. However, the lower price tag also is accompanied by a greater need for maintenance to stop mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to move moisture across your house. Depending on how frequently you use the humidifier, you’ll want to change this pad at least every year.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They need more water when compared to a drum style, but the chance of mold is reduced since the water drains once the humidification cycle is finished. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to put in a new pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the most efficient and needs the least amount of service, because it doesn’t require a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you want, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

As they can work independently of your furnace, they might require slightly more utilities than drum and flow-through types. However, the benefit is that they usually don’t experience mold troubles.

Make Wintertime More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Central Heating & Plumbing

Although a whole-house humidifier is more expensive than a portable model, it gives many benefits a single-room model can’t. A few of those benefits entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating a healthier climate for loved ones with respiratory problems, such as asthma
  • Reducing common cold-weather complaints, such as scratchy skin or chapped lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while indoors? Our Central Heating & Plumbing professionals can help you choose the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Reach us at 724-401-1843 right away to start the process.