Adding a whole-house humidifier can help improve wintertime issues in Carpentersville including flaky skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. Because it runs with your heating system, there’s no need to lug a portable humidifier across your home, spilling water as you go.

Since this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Controlled Comfort HVAC. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due to the model of humidifier you choose and how long we need to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed kind since they’re the most affordable. They often are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your house with a padded spinning wheel, which raises and evaporates water.

They’re available as bypass, which runs when your heating system is on, or fan-powered, which operates independently. However, the decreased price tag also comes with an increased need for maintenance to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to send moisture around your house. Depending on how frequently you use the humidifier, you’ll have to change this pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They consume more water as opposed to a drum humidifier, but the potential for mold is lower as the liquid drains once the humidification cycle is complete. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to install a new pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the greatest efficiency and needs a minimal amount of maintenance, as it doesn’t have to have a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you are looking for, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Since they can run independently of your furnace, they might require slightly more utilities than drum and flow-through types. However, the trade-off is that they ordinarily don’t experience mold growth.

Make Wintertime Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Controlled Comfort HVAC

Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it offers many perks a single-room model can’t. A couple of those perks entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Developing a healthier space for household members who suffer from respiratory ailments, like asthma
  • Reducing frequent wintertime complaints, including dry skin or flaking lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your residence? Our Controlled Comfort HVAC specialists can help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your home. Give us a call at 224-412-8308 now to get started.