Getting a whole-house humidifier can help decrease winter issues in Palm Coast like scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. As it works with your heating system, you don’t have to drag a portable humidifier from room to room, spilling water as you go.

Since this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the type of humidifier you want and how long it takes us to install it.

To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your home, let’s discuss 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 usually are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your home through a padded spinning wheel, which raises and evaporates water.

They’re available as bypass, which operates when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which operates independently. However, the smaller price tag also includes a higher need for maintenance to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to distribute moisture throughout your house. Depending on how frequently you need the humidifier, you’ll need to put in a new pad at least every year.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers flow water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

They use more water as opposed to a drum model, but the potential for mold is decreased because the moisture flows away once the humidification cycle is done. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to install a new pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the greatest efficiency and calls for the least amount of maintenance, since it doesn’t have to have a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you need, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

Because they can run independently of your furnace, they may need a bit more utilities than drum and flow-through kinds. However, the compromise is that they ordinarily don’t experience mold growth.

Make Winter Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists

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 involve:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Developing a better environment for household members who suffer from respiratory problems, including asthma
  • Reducing frequent cold-weather complaints, such as scratchy skin or peeling lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your residence? Our Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists pros can help you find the right whole-house humidifier for your needs. Contact us at 386-313-8766 now to get started.