Getting a whole-house humidifier can help lessen winter problems in Lansing like scratchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Because it operates with your heating system, there’s no need to drag a portable humidifier from room to room, splashing water as you go.

Because 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 Everest Heating & Cooling. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the kind of humidifier you choose and how long we need to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed kind because they’re the most affordable. They often are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They humidify your house by using a padded rotated wheel, which lifts and disperses water.

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

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your residence. Depending on how often you need the humidifier, you’ll want to change this pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

They use more water as opposed to a drum model, but the chance of mold is reduced because the moisture drains once the humidification cycle is complete. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to put in a new pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the best efficiency and calls for a minimal amount of service, as it doesn’t have to have a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you are looking for, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

Because they can work without your furnace being on, they may consume somewhat more electricity than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they usually don’t have mold issues.

Make Wintertime More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Everest Heating & Cooling

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Developing a better climate for family members who have respiratory problems, such as asthma
  • Decreasing usual cold-weather complaints, such as scratchy skin or peeling lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your home? Our Everest Heating & Cooling professionals can help you select the right whole-house humidifier for your home. Give us a call at 913-845-9463 today to start the process.