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How Much Does a Whole-House Humidifier Cost?

Installing a whole-house humidifier can help alleviate cold-weather issues in Oxford including flaky skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Because it works with your heating system, so you don’t have to lug a portable humidifier across your home, splashing 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the type of humidifier you choose and how long we require to install it.

To help you find 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 popular kind as they’re the most reasonably priced. They usually are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They humidify your residence with a padded moving wheel, which raises and disperses water.

You can select from bypass, which works when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which operates by itself. However, the smaller price tag also includes a higher need for service to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your residence. 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 says, flow-through humidifiers send water through an evaporator pad to create humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

They use more water than a drum model, but the likelihood of mold is decreased because the liquid empties once the humidification cycle is complete. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to put in a new pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the most efficient and needs the least amount of maintenance, because it doesn’t need a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you need, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

As they can work alone, they may need a bit more energy than drum and flow-through styles. However, the compromise is that they typically don’t have mold troubles.

Make Winter Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating a better space for loved ones with respiratory conditions, including asthma
  • Decreasing common cold-weather complaints, including scratchy skin or chapped lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Want to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your home? Our Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. professionals can help you find the right whole-house humidifier for your home. Give us a call at 662-281-1231 right away to get started.

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