Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease wintertime issues in York including flaky skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Because it runs with your heating system, you don’t need to carry 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 book professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Strine's. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the type of humidifier you select and how long we require to install it.
To help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s discuss the different models and their estimated fee.
Drum Whole-House Humidifier
Drum humidifiers are the most popular type since they’re the most economical. They usually are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your residence through a padded rotated wheel, which raises and evaporates water.
They’re available as bypass, which runs when your heating system is on, or fan-powered, which works on its own. However, the smaller price tag also is accompanied by a greater need for service to avoid mold.
A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to send moisture throughout your residence. Depending on how regularly you turn on the humidifier, you’ll need to replace the pad at least every year.
Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier
As the name says, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.
They use more water when compared to a drum model, but the chance of mold is reduced as the liquid empties once the humidification cycle is finished. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to replace the pad at least annually.
Steam Whole-House Humidifier
A steam humidifier is known as the most efficient and needs a minimal amount of maintenance, as it doesn’t require 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.
Since they can run without your furnace being on, they could consume somewhat more electricity than drum and flow-through types. However, the trade-off is that they usually don’t involve mold troubles.
Make Winter More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Strine's
Although a whole-house humidifier is more expensive than a portable model, it gives many pluses a single-room model can’t. Some of those pluses include:
- Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
- Making a better environment for family members who suffer from respiratory conditions, such as asthma
- Decreasing frequent winter complaints, like rough skin or peeling lips
- Reducing static electricity
Ready to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your residence? Our Strine's professionals can help you find the right whole-house humidifier for your needs. Reach us at 717-383-4479 right away to start the process.