Save your family and your home from the damaging effects of over-dry air. Dry nose and cracked, itchy skin. Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms. Painful static shocks. Chipping paint and plaster. Warped or damaged wood floors and furniture, trim and molding. Sound familiar? Why go through another season with these problems when there is a solution—an Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier.
Turning your temperature up in the wintertime will keep you warm but won’t increase your home’s humidity. Daily activities like showering, cooking, and doing laundry won’t produce enough moisture to keep your home’s air from being too dry. According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity and can increase the likelihood of getting colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.
A whole-home humidifier from Aprilaire, installed by your heating and cooling professional, will deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your air making you feel more comfortable at lower thermostat settings. In fact, the EPA states that you can save up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat! Increase your family’s level of comfort and protect your valuable furnishings by adding just the right amount of moisture with an Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier.
How It Works
An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier is installed directly to your central heating and cooling system. Humidity is introduced into your home’s air in the form of water vapor, which prevents minerals from entering the air in your home and potentially into your lungs. Water is supplied to the distribution tray, allowing it to flow evenly across the Aprilaire Water Panel®. The resulting humidified air is then distributed via your heating and cooling system ductwork throughout your home.
Why Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifiers?
Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifiers were introduced in 1954 as the first evaporative, flow-through design humidifiers. That’s right—we invented the very first, truly effective, whole-home humidifier. Since then, Aprilaire humidifiers have been imitated—but never duplicated—and continue to lead the way in whole-house humidification systems.
Whole-Home Humidification vs. Portable
Too much humidity can be as much of a problem as too little humidity. Unlike portable units the Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier continually monitors relative humidity levels in your home, then works to deliver the right amount of moisture —never too much or too little— to your entire house. Aprilaire’s humidifiers don't require daily cleaning and disinfecting that many portable units require and you never need to worry about the risk of microbial organism growth due to standing water.
“Humidifiers are commonly used in homes to relieve the physical discomforts of dry nose, throat, lips, and skin. The moisture they add to dry air also helps alleviate common nuisances brought on by winter heating, such as static electricity, peeling wallpaper, and cracks in paint and furniture.”
“Seasonal and even daily changes in humidity cause wood parts to swell and shrink, affecting tuning stability and touch. Extreme swings in humidity can eventually cause wood to crack and glue joints to fail... Maintaining the correct environment will preserve your piano investment for a lifetime of enjoyment.”
Turn your central heating and cooling system into a whole-house humidifying system with Aprilaire!
Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier Models
Nature, in producing an invigorating comfortable April day, combines just the right temperature and the right amount of moisture. Aprilaire humidifiers employ the same principle, with refinements, to give you the optimum relative humidity for maximum allowable comfort.
The important considerations in the evaluation of a humidifier are precise control, sufficient capacity, trouble-free performance and minimum maintenance. The operating principles of all Aprilaire humidifiers satisfy these considerations.
There are several models of Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifiers, designed to satisfy your family’s specific needs. Your Aprilaire Dealer can recommend the precise model for your home. Click the model number to view product details:
Aprilaire Model 700 Whole-House Humidifier This humidifier features truly automatic control, so there’s never a need to manually control the humidifier for the ultimate in leave it and forget it humidifier systems.
Aprilaire Model 600 Whole-House Humidifier This humidifier features a built-in bypass damper, which means fewer parts to install.
Aprilaire Model 500 Whole-House Humidifier This humidifier is designed for use in smaller homes.
Aprilaire Models 350/360 Whole-House Humidifiers These humidifiers are specifically designed for installation in homes with radiators or baseboard heat.