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

As 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 MPC Heating & Cooling. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the model of humidifier you want and how long we need to install it.

To help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your needs, let’s discuss the different types and their estimated price.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most often installed kind as they’re the most reasonably priced. They typically are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your house through a padded spinning wheel, which raises and dissolves water.

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

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to distribute moisture throughout your residence. Depending on how often 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 implies, flow-through humidifiers send water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water as opposed to a drum style, but the potential for mold is lower because the moisture drains once the humidification cycle is complete. You can choose between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to replace the pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is regarded as the greatest efficiency and requires a minimal amount of service, as 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 compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Since they can work independently of your furnace, they may consume a bit more energy than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they usually don’t experience mold troubles.

Make Wintertime Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from MPC Heating & Cooling

Although a whole-house humidifier is pricier than a portable model, it gives many benefits a single-room model can’t. Some of those benefits involve:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating a healthier climate for household members who have respiratory problems, such as asthma
  • Alleviating frequent winter complaints, such as rough skin or flaking lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Want to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your home? Our MPC Heating & Cooling professionals can help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your needs. Reach us at 308-832-4321 today to get started.