Getting a whole-house humidifier can help lessen cold-weather ailments in Santa Clarita such as scratchy skin, a dry nose and flaking lips. Since it runs with your heating system, you don’t have to lug a portable humidifier from room to room, splashing water as you go.

Because 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 Verona HVAC. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the type of humidifier you choose and how long it takes us to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

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

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

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to move moisture throughout your house. Depending on how often you use the humidifier, you’ll have to change this pad at least annually.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

As the name says, flow-through humidifiers move water through an evaporator pad to create humidity. They are around $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages put together by HomeAdvisor.

They consume more water as opposed to a drum style, but the likelihood of mold is decreased since the moisture drains once the humidification cycle is finished. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still need to replace the pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the best efficiency and requires the smallest amount of service, because it doesn’t require a pool of water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the extras you are looking for, 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 run independently of your furnace, they could need slightly more energy than drum and flow-through types. However, the benefit is that they typically don’t involve mold issues.

Make Winter Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Verona HVAC

Although a whole-house humidifier is more expensive than a portable model, it provides many benefits a single-room model can’t. Some of those advantages entail:

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from drying out
  • Making a healthier climate for household members who have respiratory problems, such as asthma
  • Decreasing usual cold-weather complaints, such as dry skin or chapped lips
  • Decreasing static electricity

Ready to enjoy a more comfortable heating season while at your residence? Our Verona HVAC specialists can help you find the ideal whole-house humidifier for your budget. Contact us at 818-306-3387 right away to begin the process.