Adding a whole-house humidifier can help lessen cold-weather ailments in York such as itchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Because it runs with your heating system, there’s no need to lug a portable humidifier across your home, splashing water as you go.

Since 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 kind of humidifier you want and how long we need to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most requested type as they’re the most affordable. They typically are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your home by using a padded rotated wheel, which moves up and evaporates water.

You can choose from bypass, which operates when your heating system is on, or fan-powered, which works independently. However, the smaller price tag also includes a greater need for upkeep to stop mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to move moisture around your residence. Depending on how regularly you need the humidifier, you’ll need to replace the pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They need more water than a drum humidifier, but the potential for mold is lower because the liquid empties once the humidification cycle is finished. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to install a new pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

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

As they can run independently of your furnace, they might require slightly more utilities than drum and flow-through models. However, the compromise is that they ordinarily don’t have mold issues.

Make Wintertime Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Strine's

Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it offers many pluses a single-room model can’t. A few of those advantages entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating an improved space for loved ones with respiratory problems, like asthma
  • Alleviating frequent wintertime complaints, including scratchy skin or peeling lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Want to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while indoors? Our Strine's pros can help you select the right whole-house humidifier for your budget. Contact us at 717-383-4479 now to begin the process.