May 02, 2018
Denver’s air is notoriously dry. And when humidity levels here drop too low, it can cause damage to your furniture, your home’s infrastructure—and even your health.
That’s why a lot of Denver homeowners opt to add moisture to their home’s air by installing a whole-home humidifier. But how much do they cost?
The cost to install a whole-home humidifier in Denver can cost anywhere from $500 to $850+.
The price you’ll pay depends on 3 factors:
Denver homeowners typically have 3 types of whole-home humidifiers to choose from:
The humidifier types above are listed from least to most expensive. Let’s take a look at the differences between these whole-house humidifier types.
Humidifiers are sized according to how much moisture it can put out in a given time. This is measured in “gpd”, gallons per day.
The higher the gpd, the “larger” the whole-home humidifier—and the more expensive the unit.
Getting the size right is crucial, too.
For example, a whole-home humidifier that’s:
So how do you know what size whole-home humidifier you need for your house? Just follow the 2 steps below.
1. Match the size of your home with the humidifier GPD suggestions listed below.
2. Add 2 to 4 GPD if your home is poorly insulated.
The less “tight” (i.e., well insulated) your home is, the more dry outside air will enter your home (and the more humid air will leak out of your home).
That said, a poorly insulated home needs a humidifier with a higher GPD output to keep humidity levels at a comfortable level.
Not sure if your home is poorly insulated or not? Answer the questions below:
If you answered “YES” to 2 or more questions, you likely have poor insulation levels and need to add 2 to 4 GPD to the numbers in the humidifier sizing chart above.
Having your whole-home humidifier professionally installed will add $200-$400 to the overall cost of your purchase.
But don’t let this deter you from choosing professional installation. Installing a whole-home humidifier requires extensive knowledge of:
Remember, a whole-house humidifier works in tandem with the most expensive appliances you own—your AC and furnace. That said, sloppy or incorrect installation can result in damage to your HVAC system and/or a voided HVAC warranty.
Plus, when you choose professional installation, you typically get the added benefit of a labor warranty that lasts anywhere from 6 months to 2 years after the installation (depending on the contractor you choose).
For your convenience, you can request an appointment in one of two ways: