Adding a whole-house humidifier can help improve wintertime ailments in Big Spring such as itchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Because it operates with your heating system, you don’t have to carry a portable humidifier from room to room, spilling water as you go.

As this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to request professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like SKC AC LLC. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the type of humidifier you choose and how long it takes us to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular kind as they’re the most economical. They often cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your home with a padded rotated wheel, which lifts and evaporates water.

You can choose from bypass, which runs when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which operates on its own. However, the lower price tag also includes a greater need for upkeep to avoid mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to move moisture across your home. Depending on how often you turn on the humidifier, you’ll need to replace the pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They consume more water than a drum humidifier, but the chance of mold is lower as the liquid drains once the humidification cycle is done. 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 considered the best efficiency and calls for a minimal amount of maintenance, as it doesn’t require a reservoir of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you need, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Because they can work independently of your furnace, they could consume somewhat more energy than drum and flow-through kinds. However, the trade-off is that they typically don’t experience mold issues.

Make Winter More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from SKC AC LLC

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from wearing out
  • Developing a better climate for household members with respiratory problems, like asthma
  • Alleviating common cold-weather complaints, like dry skin or cracked lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Want to enjoy a more comfy heating season while indoors? Our SKC AC LLC pros can help you find the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Reach us at 432-203-4881 today to begin the process.