Installing a whole-house humidifier can help improve winter problems in Florissant and St. Charles such as itchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Because it operates with your heating system, you don’t need to carry a portable humidifier around your home, sloshing water as you go.

Because this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like B & B Heating & Cooling. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the model of humidifier you want and how long we require to install it.

To help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your house, let’s discuss the different types and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular type since they’re the most affordable. They typically run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They humidify your residence by using a padded moving wheel, which lifts and dissolves water.

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

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to move moisture across your house. Depending on how often you need the humidifier, you’ll need to change this pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They use more water as opposed to a drum model, but the likelihood of mold is decreased since the liquid drains once the humidification cycle is done. You can choose between 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 known as the greatest efficiency and calls for the smallest amount of service, since it doesn’t have to have a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you need, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

As they can operate independently of your furnace, they could need somewhat more energy than drum and flow-through models. However, the benefit is that they usually don’t involve mold troubles.

Make Winter Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from B & B Heating & Cooling

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Creating a healthier space for family members who suffer from respiratory ailments, such as asthma
  • Reducing frequent wintertime complaints, including dry skin or flaking lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Want to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while indoors? Our B & B Heating & Cooling specialists can help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your budget. Give us a call at 314-325-7552 today to begin the process.