Adding a whole-house humidifier can help decrease winter problems in Wisconsin Rapids including flaky skin, a dry nose and peeling lips. As it operates with your heating system, you don’t 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 schedule professional whole-house humidifier installation from an HVAC company like Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc. Whole-house humidifier cost is linked to the type of humidifier you want and how long we need to install it.

To help you find the best whole-house humidifier for your home, let’s go over the different kinds and their estimated price.

Drum Whole-House Humidifier

Drum humidifiers are the most requested model as they’re the most affordable. They typically are priced between $150–$250 plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor. They add moisture to your home with a padded spinning wheel, which lifts and dissolves water.

They’re available as bypass, which works when your heating system does, or fan-powered, which works on its own. However, the smaller price tag also comes with a greater need for upkeep to stop mold.

A drum humidifier uses an evaporative pad to distribute moisture around your house. Depending on how frequently you turn on 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 produce humidity. They run between $200–$300, plus installation, according to national averages from HomeAdvisor.

They use more water than a drum style, but the likelihood of mold is reduced since the water flows away once the humidification cycle is complete. You can have your choice of bypass and fan models, but you’ll still have to replace the pad at least every year.

Steam Whole-House Humidifier

A steam humidifier is regarded as the most efficient and requires a minimal amount of service, because it doesn’t require a pool of 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 compiled by HomeAdvisor.

Because they can operate independently of your furnace, they could need slightly more electricity than drum and flow-through kinds. However, the compromise is that they usually don’t have mold growth.

Make Wintertime Better with a Whole-House Humidifier from Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc

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

  • Keeping wood flooring, cabinets and furniture from cracking
  • Developing a better climate for loved ones who have respiratory ailments, including asthma
  • Alleviating frequent winter complaints, like dry skin or peeling lips
  • Lowering static electricity

Want to enjoy a more comfy heating season while at your home? Our Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc professionals can help you find the right whole-house humidifier for your budget. Give us a call at 715-301-0256 now to begin the process.