Installing a whole-house humidifier can help decrease cold-weather problems in Cottonwood & Prescott such as scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. As it works with your heating system, there’s no need to drag a portable humidifier from room to room, splashing water as you go.

Since this system connects to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Connolly Electric & Mechanical. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the model of humidifier you choose and how long we need to install it.

To help you select the best whole-house humidifier for your house, let’s discuss the different kinds and their estimated costs.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most popular kind since they’re the most affordable. They usually cost between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your house through a padded rotated wheel, which lifts and disperses water.

You can select from bypass, which operates when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which runs by itself. However, the lower price tag also comes with an increased need for maintenance to prevent mold.

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

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name says, flow-through humidifiers send water through an evaporator pad to produce humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

They use more water when compared to a drum model, but the potential for mold is decreased since the water flows away once the humidification cycle is done. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to put in a new pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is regarded as the most efficient 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 want, they can be priced at from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

As they can operate independently of your furnace, they may need slightly more electricity than drum and flow-through kinds. However, the trade-off is that they usually don’t experience mold growth.

Make Wintertime Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Connolly Electric & Mechanical

Although a whole-house humidifier costs more than a portable model, it offers many advantages a single-room model can’t. A few of those perks entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Making an improved space for loved ones who suffer from respiratory problems, including asthma
  • Decreasing usual winter complaints, such as rough skin or cracked lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Want to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your residence? Our Connolly Electric & Mechanical professionals can help you choose the right whole-house humidifier for your needs. Give us a call at 928-251-4327 now to start the process.