Protect your family and your home from the unhealthy and damaging effects of over-dry air. Dry nose, cracked, itchy skin, and sore throats. Aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms. Painful static shocks. Chipping paint and plaster. Splitting or cracked wood floors, 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 level. Daily activities such as showering, cooking and doing laundry don’t produce enough moisture to keep your home’s air from being too dry. According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity increasing the likelihood of catching colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology even 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.
“If too dry an environment is your problem, consider a humidifier. Clues like awakening with a sore throat, dryness in your nose, or even a nose bleed are signs of too little humidity.”
How It Works
An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier is installed directly to your central new or existing 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. And only Aprilaire offers fully Automatic Digital Humidifier Control to monitor outdoor temperature and indoor humidity levels while providing convenient troubleshooting and maintenance reminders.
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 Humidifiers don’t require the 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, splitting woodwork, and cracks in paint and furniture.”
Get green with greater comfort from Aprilaire
Whether you’re updating your home to be more healthy, energy-efficient and sustainable or you’re building a new green-certified home, Aprilaire offers a complete line of innovative products designed to improve the quality of indoor air.
Our humidifiers help by ensuring that your entire home has just the right amount of moisture for the ultimate in protection and comfort. Whole-house humidifiers help prevent premature aging of your home’s structure, provides optimum comfort and can protect respiratory systems against viruses and bacteria. Humidity control helps qualify your home for the Green-Built Certification Program of the National Association of Home Builders.
Every Aprilaire product provides these important key benefits for your family and home.
An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier can reduce the chance of upper respiratory problems. “Humidity reduces the incidence of respiratory infections and speeds recovery from the common cold.”—William J. Hitschler, MD, Archives of Otolaryngology.
When the air in your home becomes too dry, your body is robbed of precious moisture, leaving you and your family with dry, itchy skin, and dry nose and throat symptoms. An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier can help alleviate all of these uncomfortable symptoms and more.
Dry air pulls moisture from walls and hardwood floors which leads to damaging, unsightly cracks. Valuable furniture, artwork and electronics are also subject to the adverse effects of dry air. An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier can help protect your home and its contents by supplying the correct amount of moisture to your home’s air.
Most homeowners turn up the thermostat because they feel cold. An Aprilaire Whole-House Humidifier allows you to feel warmer at lower thermostat settings, saving up to 4% on your heating bill for every degree you lower your thermostat, according to the EPA.
“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-home humidifying system with total control, 24/7/365!
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 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 right model for your home. Click the model number to view product details:
- Aprilaire Model 800 Residential Steam Humidifier This humidifier is designed for home applications when evaporative units are less practical.
- Aprilaire Model 700 Whole-House Humidifier This humidifier features a powered fan to increase air flow for the highest capacity available. Perfect for larger homes.
- Aprilaire Model 600 Whole-House 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 Model 400 Whole-House Humidifier This humidifier utilizes new evaporative technology to minimize the amount of water used.
- Aprilaire Models 350/360 Whole-House Humidifiers These humidifiers are specifically designed for installation in homes with radiators or baseboard heat.
Want the perfect humidity level for any season? Take a look at the Model 600.
The Aprilaire Model 600 Whole-House Humidifier features truly automatic control, plus a built-in bypass damper, which means fewer parts to install. The bypass damper is conveniently labeled for both summer and winter settings, allowing you to set it for the entire season with no guesswork involved. The Aprilaire Model 600 Whole-House Humidifier is simply the best performing bypass humidifier on the market.
The Aprilaire Model 600 Whole-House Humidifier:
- Features the same performance benefits of other Aprilaire Humidifiers
- Delivers up to 50% more moisture in comparison to competitive units
- Has an evaporation capacity of 0.70 gallons per hour
- Humidifies tightly-constructed homes up to 4,000 square feet in size
The Aprilaire Model 600 Whole-House Humidifier with automatic digital control is simply the best performing bypass humidifier on the market.
For some homes, a manual control may be recommended. The Aprilaire digital control can be used in manual mode while still providing vital service, temperature and relative humidity indicators.