Installing a whole-house humidifier can help lessen cold-weather ailments in Florissant including flaky skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Because it works with your heating system, you don’t need to lug a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.

Because this system connects to 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 is linked to the type of humidifier you select and how long we need to install it.

To help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s go over the different models and their estimated costs.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model as they’re the most affordable. They typically cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your house through a padded spinning wheel, which lifts and dissolves water.

They’re available as bypass, which operates when your heating system is on, or fan-powered, which runs by itself. However, the decreased price tag also comes with a greater need for service to stop mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to distribute moisture around your house. Depending on how frequently you need the humidifier, you’ll have to change this pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They consume more water when compared to a drum style, but the potential for mold is decreased since the water empties once the humidification cycle is complete. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to put in a new pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is regarded as the best efficiency and requires the smallest amount of extra work, since it doesn’t have to have standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you are looking for, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Because they can run independently of your furnace, they might consume somewhat more energy than drum and flow-through kinds. However, the trade-off is that they typically don’t have mold troubles.

Make Cold Weather More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from B & B Heating & Cooling

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating an improved space for family members who suffer from respiratory ailments, such as asthma
  • Reducing common winter complaints, such as scratchy skin or flaking lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Want to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your home? Our B & B Heating & Cooling pros can help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your budget. Reach us at 314-325-7552 now to start the process.