Adding a whole-house humidifier can help lessen winter problems in Oxford like itchy skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Because it works with your heating system, you don’t need to lug a portable humidifier from room to room, splashing water as you go.

As this system works with your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to request pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the type of humidifier you select and how long it takes us to install it.

To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your home, let’s review the different kinds and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular type since they’re the most affordable. They typically are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your home with a padded rotated wheel, which raises and disperses water.

You can choose from bypass, which works when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which works on its own. However, the lower price tag also comes with a higher need for service to stop mold.

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to distribute moisture around your home. 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 says, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to make humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water than a drum humidifier, but the likelihood of mold is reduced since the liquid flows away once the humidification cycle is complete. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to install a new pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the most efficient and requires a minimal amount of extra work, because it doesn’t have to have a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you are looking for, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

Since they can work without your furnace being on, they could consume somewhat more electricity than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they typically don’t have mold troubles.

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

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Making a healthier space for family members who have respiratory conditions, including asthma
  • Alleviating common wintertime complaints, like dry skin or chapped lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your home? Our Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc pros can help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your budget. Contact us at 662-281-1231 now to get started.