Adding a whole-house humidifier can help decrease cold-weather ailments in Fort Lauderdale like scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it works with your heating system, you don’t need to drag a portable humidifier around your home, sloshing water as you go.

Since this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to schedule professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Solar Air Inc.. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the model 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 models and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed model because they’re the most economical. They often cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your residence by using a padded rotated wheel, which raises and disperses water.

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

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to send moisture around your home. Depending on how frequently you need the humidifier, you’ll need to put in a new pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name implies, flow-through humidifiers send water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They cost $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

They use more water as opposed to a drum humidifier, but the chance of mold is reduced as the water empties once the humidification cycle is finished. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to replace the pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the best efficiency and requires the smallest amount of service, since it doesn’t have to have standing 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 from HomeAdvisor.

Since they can operate without your furnace being on, they might need slightly more energy than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they ordinarily don’t have mold troubles.

Make Cold Weather More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Solar Air Inc.

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from wearing out
  • Developing a better space for household members who suffer from respiratory problems, like asthma
  • Decreasing usual cold-weather complaints, such as rough skin or cracked lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while indoors? Our Solar Air Inc. specialists can help you select the right whole-house humidifier for your home. Give us a call at 954-320-7398 now to start the process.