Adding a whole-house humidifier can help improve winter issues in Holbrook including itchy skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Because it works with your heating system, you don’t have to lug a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.

As this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model of humidifier you want and how long we require to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed kind as they’re the most reasonably priced. They often run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your house with a padded spinning wheel, which moves up and dissolves water.

You can choose from bypass, which works when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which works by itself. However, the smaller price tag also includes a greater need for service to stop mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to move moisture across your house. Depending on how regularly you need the humidifier, you’ll have to change this pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They consume more water when compared to a drum humidifier, but the chance of mold is reduced as the water empties once the humidification cycle is finished. You can select 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 considered the best efficiency and needs the least amount of maintenance, since it doesn’t require a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you need, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

As they can operate independently of your furnace, they may need a bit more electricity than drum and flow-through types. However, the benefit is that they typically don’t experience mold issues.

Make Wintertime More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation

Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it provides many perks a single-room model can’t. Some of those perks include:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Creating an improved space for family members who suffer from respiratory ailments, like asthma
  • Decreasing frequent cold-weather complaints, like scratchy skin or flaking lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your residence? Our Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation pros can help you select the right whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 631-460-5159 now to start the process.