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Cost to Repair a Humidifier

Humidifiers produce steam that improves the comfort of a single room or an entire home. They're available as a console or built-in system, and each has its advantages. Some humidifiers work in conjunction with the furnace and help to create ideal humidity levels throughout the entire house. Console or portable humidifiers are meant to be used in a smaller space, such as a bedroom while sleeping at night. Like any other appliance, a humidifier can break down at any time. Before calling for a humidifier repair or trying to fix it yourself, there are a few things you'll want to know.

National Repair a Humidifier Costs

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National Repair a Humidifier Costs
Average reported cost $207
Number of Cost Profiles 133 cost profiles
Minimum reported cost $65
Maximum reported cost $499
Most homeowners spent between: $144 to $221

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Average Cost to Repair a Humidifier

The average cost of repairing a humidifier is $184. Most homeowners reported spending between $163 and $205 to have their humidifiers fixed. At the low end of the scale, homeowners spent $100 for a humidifier repair while the greatest amount spent for repairs was $320. Built-in humidifiers that are part of a home's heating and air conditioning system will cost more to repair than a stand-alone or portable humidifier.

Considerations When Repairing a Humidifier

If the humidifier that's having problems is a built-in system, getting a prompt repair is essential as leaking water from the unit could damage the furnace and other HVAC components. The entire humidifier may need to be disassembled. If a major part has failed, sometimes it's a better financial choice to replace the entire unit, especially if it's close to the end of its expected lifespan. Console or portable humidifiers are relatively inexpensive, with most units averaging around $200 new. Homeowners with a malfunctioning room humidifier might be better off replacing the unit, especially if it's a few years old or a major part like the motor has failed.

Thinking About Repairing a Humidifier Yourself?

Taking a few moments to troubleshoot your humidifier might save on the cost of a repair. Check all the hoses to make sure there aren't any holes or kinks preventing proper drainage. Check to make sure the settings are correct. Make sure the unit has power. If it's a tabletop unit, check whether its reservoir needs to be emptied.

Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

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