Adding a whole-house humidifier can help decrease cold-weather problems in Holdrege including itchy skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Because it operates with your heating system, you don’t have to lug a portable humidifier around your home, sloshing water as you go.

Since this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Durable Service. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the model of humidifier you select and how long we need to install it.

To help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s go over the different models and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model since they’re the most economical. They often are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your house with a padded moving wheel, which raises and dissolves water.

They’re available as bypass, which operates when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which runs independently. However, the lower price tag also comes with an increased need for service to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to distribute moisture throughout your home. Depending on how often you use the humidifier, you’ll need to change this pad at least every year.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to create 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 chance of mold is decreased as the liquid empties once the humidification cycle is finished. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to put in a new pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is regarded as the best efficiency and needs the smallest amount of maintenance, because it doesn’t require a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you are looking for, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Since they can work independently of your furnace, they may consume slightly more utilities than drum and flow-through models. However, the compromise is that they ordinarily don’t have mold issues.

Make Winter More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Durable Service

Although a whole-house humidifier is more expensive than a portable model, it gives many advantages a single-room model can’t. A few of those advantages involve:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Developing a healthier climate for family members with respiratory conditions, such as asthma
  • Reducing usual winter complaints, like dry skin or chapped lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Want to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your residence? Our Durable Service professionals can help you find the ideal whole-house humidifier for your home. Give us a call at 308-995-8177 today to start the process.