Getting a whole-house humidifier can help improve winter problems in Manassas such as itchy skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. As it operates with your heating system, you don’t have to lug 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 schedule pro whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Air-Right Energy Design. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the kind 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 kinds and their estimated fee.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular model as they’re the most affordable. They typically are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor. They add humidity to your house through a padded moving wheel, which moves up and dissolves water.

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

A drum humidifier relies on an evaporative pad to distribute moisture throughout your home. Depending on how often you use the humidifier, you’ll need to replace the pad at least yearly.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They need more water when compared to a drum humidifier, but the chance of mold is decreased as the liquid drains once the humidification cycle is finished. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to put in a new pad at least annually.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the best efficiency and calls for the smallest amount of extra work, because it doesn’t require standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the options you need, they can range from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Since they can operate without your furnace being on, they may need somewhat more energy than drum and flow-through models. However, the trade-off is that they usually don’t involve mold growth.

Make Winter More Pleasant with a Whole-House Humidifier from Air-Right Energy Design

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Making an improved climate for household members who have respiratory ailments, including asthma
  • Alleviating usual winter complaints, like scratchy skin or chapped lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Want to enjoy a more comfy heating season while indoors? Our Air-Right Energy Design specialists can help you choose the ideal whole-house humidifier for your budget. Reach us at 703-260-1148 now to get started.