Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease cold-weather problems in Omaha like flaky skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Because it runs with your heating system, you don’t need to carry a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.

Because this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to request pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like The Frazier Company. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the type of humidifier you choose and how long we require to install it.

To help you choose the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s go over the different kinds and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed kind as they’re the most affordable. They often run between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your house by using a padded spinning wheel, which moves up and disperses water.

You can choose from bypass, which runs when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which works independently. However, the smaller price tag also comes with an increased need for maintenance to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to send moisture around your house. 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 implies, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They cost $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water as opposed to a drum style, but the potential for mold is reduced since the water drains 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 every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the best efficiency and requires a minimal amount of maintenance, since it doesn’t have to have a reservoir 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.

Because they can work without your furnace being on, they might need somewhat more energy than drum and flow-through models. However, the benefit is that they typically don’t experience mold growth.

Make Cold Weather More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from The Frazier Company

Although a whole-house humidifier is more expensive than a portable model, it provides many pluses a single-room model can’t. A couple of those advantages entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from wearing out
  • Developing an improved climate for family members who have respiratory ailments, including asthma
  • Decreasing frequent wintertime complaints, such as rough skin or flaking lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while indoors? Our The Frazier Company specialists can help you find the ideal whole-house humidifier for your needs. Reach us at 402-628-0206 right away to start the process.