Installing a whole-house humidifier can help lessen wintertime issues in Corpus Christi including scratchy skin, a dry nose and cracked lips. Since it works with your heating system, there’s no need to drag a portable humidifier around your home, spilling water as you go.

As this system links to your HVAC system, ductwork and plumbing, you’ll want to book skilled whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Total Assurance AC & Heating. Whole-house humidifier cost depends based on the model of humidifier you select and how long we need to install it.

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

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most requested type since they’re the most reasonably priced. They usually are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They humidify your house through a padded moving wheel, which moves up and dissolves water.

You can choose from bypass, which runs when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which works independently. However, the smaller price tag also is accompanied by an increased need for maintenance to prevent mold.

A drum humidifier has an evaporative pad to distribute moisture throughout your home. Depending on how often you need the humidifier, you’ll want to replace the pad at least every year.

Flow-Through Whole-House Humidifier

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

They need more water as opposed to a drum model, but the chance of mold is reduced since the liquid drains once the humidification cycle is complete. You can select between bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to replace the pad at least once a year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is known as the most efficient and requires the least amount of service, because it doesn’t require standing water or an evaporative pad. Depending on the features you are looking for, they can cost from $300 to more than $1,000, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

Since they can run independently of your furnace, they could consume a bit more utilities than drum and flow-through types. However, the compromise is that they ordinarily don’t experience mold issues.

Make Winter Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Total Assurance AC & Heating

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from wearing out
  • Developing an improved space for loved ones who have respiratory ailments, such as asthma
  • Decreasing frequent winter complaints, including dry skin or cracked lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Looking to enjoy a more pleasant heating season while at your home? Our Total Assurance AC & Heating specialists can help you select the right whole-house humidifier for your home. Give us a call at 361-217-7080 today to get started.