Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease winter issues in Lincoln like itchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it works with your heating system, you don’t have to drag a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.

Since this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like AW Heating & Air Conditioning. Whole-house humidifier cost varies due 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 go over the different kinds and their estimated price.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model because they’re the most reasonably priced. They usually run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your residence by using a padded rotated wheel, which raises and disperses water.

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

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your house. Depending on how frequently you turn on the humidifier, you’ll want to change this pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers flow 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 chance of mold is lower because the water drains once the humidification cycle is done. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to install a new pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

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

Because they can operate without your furnace being on, they might consume a bit more energy than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they typically don’t experience mold issues.

Make Wintertime More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from AW Heating & Air Conditioning

Although a whole-house humidifier is pricier than a portable model, it offers many pluses a single-room model can’t. A few of those perks entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Creating a better space for loved ones who suffer from respiratory problems, including asthma
  • Reducing common winter complaints, such as scratchy skin or peeling lips
  • Reducing static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while indoors? Our AW Heating & Air Conditioning pros can help you choose the right whole-house humidifier for your needs. Reach us at 402-438-7992 now to start the process.