Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease cold-weather ailments in Savage such as flaky skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. As it works with your heating system, you don’t have to lug a portable humidifier from room to room, spilling water as you go.

Since this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the type of humidifier you want and how long it takes us to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed kind as they’re the most affordable. They often run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your house through a padded moving wheel, which lifts and disperses water.

You can choose from bypass, which operates when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which runs independently. However, the smaller price tag also is accompanied by a higher need for maintenance to avoid mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to distribute moisture throughout your home. Depending on how regularly you turn on the humidifier, you’ll want to replace the pad at least every year.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They consume more water than a drum model, but the chance of mold is reduced since the water drains once the humidification cycle is complete. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to replace the pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the most efficient and requires the smallest amount of maintenance, as it doesn’t require a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you want, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

Because they can work without your furnace being on, they may need a bit more energy than drum and flow-through types. However, the compromise is that they typically don’t experience mold troubles.

Make Winter More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Making a better space for family members who have respiratory ailments, including asthma
  • Reducing frequent winter complaints, like rough skin or peeling lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your home? Our Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning professionals can help you find the right whole-house humidifier for your needs. Contact us at 952-373-0377 now to get started.