Getting a whole-house humidifier can help decrease wintertime ailments in Moline like scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it runs with your heating system, you don’t need to drag a portable humidifier from room to room, spilling water as you go.

Since 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 J.L. Brady Company LLC. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the model of humidifier you choose and how long it takes us to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most requested model as they’re the most reasonably priced. They often cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They humidify your residence with a padded spinning wheel, which lifts and disperses water.

You can choose from bypass, which works when your heating system is heating, or fan-powered, which operates on its own. However, the lower price tag also comes with a greater need for upkeep to prevent mold.

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

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They use more water as opposed to a drum humidifier, but the likelihood of mold is decreased as the water empties once the humidification cycle is done. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still be required to put in a new pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is considered the greatest efficiency and requires the smallest amount of service, because it doesn’t have to have standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you are looking for, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

As they can run without your furnace being on, they might consume a bit more electricity than drum and flow-through types. However, the compromise is that they typically don’t have mold growth.

Make Wintertime More Enjoyable with a Whole-House Humidifier from J.L. Brady Company LLC

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Creating an improved climate for family members who suffer from respiratory ailments, like asthma
  • Decreasing frequent wintertime complaints, such as scratchy skin or chapped lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while indoors? Our J.L. Brady Company LLC specialists can help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your home. Contact us at 309-517-7511 now to begin the process.