Installing a whole-house humidifier can help lessen winter issues in Northglenn like scratchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. As it runs with your heating system, there’s no need to carry a portable humidifier around your home, sloshing water as you go.

Because this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to request skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the kind 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 discuss the different models and their estimated costs.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model because they’re the most reasonably priced. They usually cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your house with a padded spinning wheel, which raises and disperses water.

They’re available as bypass, which runs when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which works independently. However, the decreased price tag also is accompanied by a greater need for service to stop mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to send moisture across your home. Depending on how regularly you turn on the humidifier, you’ll need to put in a new pad at least every year.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name suggests, 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 need more water than a drum style, but the potential for mold is reduced since the moisture empties once the humidification cycle is done. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to install a new pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the most efficient and needs the least amount of extra work, since it doesn’t require standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you are looking for, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

As they can work without your furnace being on, they might require a bit more electricity than drum and flow-through types. However, the benefit is that they typically don’t have mold growth.

Make Cold Weather Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning

Although a whole-house humidifier is pricier than a portable model, it gives many advantages a single-room model can’t. Some of those perks entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Making an improved climate for loved ones with respiratory problems, like asthma
  • Decreasing usual winter complaints, like scratchy skin or chapped lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your home? Our Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning professionals can help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 303-452-4146 right away to get started.