Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease winter problems in Hodgenville such as scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it works with your heating system, you don’t have to drag a portable humidifier across your home, spilling water as you go.

Because this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc.. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model of humidifier you select and how long we need to install it.

To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s review the different types and their estimated price.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular model since they’re the most reasonably priced. They usually run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your home with a padded rotated wheel, which lifts and disperses water.

They’re available as bypass, which works when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which runs on its own. However, the decreased price tag also includes a greater need for maintenance to stop mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to send moisture across your residence. Depending on how frequently you use the humidifier, you’ll have to replace the pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name says, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to create humidity. They cost $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water as opposed to a drum humidifier, but the potential for mold is decreased as the liquid drains 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 once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the greatest efficiency and calls for the least amount of service, because 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 compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Since they can operate independently of your furnace, they may require slightly more utilities than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they ordinarily don’t have mold growth.

Make Wintertime More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc.

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from wearing out
  • Making a healthier climate for household members with respiratory conditions, such as asthma
  • Reducing common cold-weather complaints, including dry skin or flaking lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your home? Our Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. pros can help you select the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Give us a call at 270-358-3167 today to start the process.