Getting a whole-house humidifier can help improve winter problems in Covington including flaky skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Since it operates with your heating system, there’s no need to drag a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.

Because this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Covington Air Systems. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model 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 review the different models and their estimated price.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most requested kind because they’re the most reasonably priced. They usually are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your home with a padded spinning wheel, which raises and dissolves water.

You can choose from bypass, which operates when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which operates independently. However, the lower price tag also includes a greater need for service to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to move moisture around your home. Depending on how often you turn on the humidifier, you’ll want to put in a new pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They consume more water than a drum style, but the chance of mold is decreased as the water drains once the humidification cycle is done. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to put in a new pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is regarded as the best efficiency and requires the least amount of service, as it doesn’t have to have a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you need, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

As they can run independently of your furnace, they could consume slightly more utilities than drum and flow-through types. However, the compromise is that they typically don’t have mold growth.

Make Winter More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from Covington Air Systems

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating a better climate for household members who suffer from respiratory conditions, such as asthma
  • Decreasing frequent wintertime complaints, including scratchy skin or chapped lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Want to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your residence? Our Covington Air Systems pros can help you select the right whole-house humidifier for your budget. Give us a call at (770) 462-5319 now to start the process.