The act of humidifying the air is a crucial, but often overlooked element of indoor comfort. This might be because humidity is commonly associated with the discomfort of hot, muggy summer days. While excessive humidity can indeed be problematic, when managed correctly, it offers a range of benefits for your well-being, home, and overall comfort.
Low humidity levels can have adverse effects on your health, home, and wallet. A lack of moisture in the air can make you more susceptible to colds, flu, and other respiratory issues. According to The American Society of Otolaryngology, dry air can also exacerbate allergies and asthma symptoms, as well as cause discomfort like dry eyes, itchy skin, and nosebleeds.
In terms of your home, low humidity can wreak havoc on its structural integrity. It can lead to cracking in walls, woodwork, and even your prized hardwood floors. Additionally, the static electricity generated by dry air can harm electronics, potentially leading to costly repairs or replacements.
Financially, low humidity can be a drain as it can make you feel colder than the actual temperature, prompting you to turn up the thermostat and, consequently, inflate your energy bills.
Integrated directly into your home's central heating and cooling system, a whole-home humidifier ensures consistent comfort throughout your living space. While excessive humidity can be as problematic as insufficient levels, a whole-home system outperforms portable units by providing balanced humidity across all rooms. Unlike localized solutions that offer uneven coverage, a whole-home humidifier excels in accurately monitoring and maintaining the ideal humidity level for your entire residence.
Aprilaire stands as the original innovator of whole-home humidification systems, having introduced the first truly effective solution back in 1954. While many have tried to replicate Aprilaire's success, none have managed to duplicate their quality. Today, Aprilaire remains at the forefront of whole-home humidity solutions.
Unique to Aprilaire is their Fully Automatic Digital Humidifier Control, eliminating the need for constant monitoring or adjustments. The system automatically adapts to outdoor temperature fluctuations, maintaining your home's humidity at your desired level.
Aprilaire products are compatible with all major brands of heating and cooling systems and are installed by industry-leading contractors, offering you the most comprehensive range of humidity solutions on the market.
When it comes to maintenance, Aprilaire humidifiers are hassle-free, requiring attention only once or twice a year. This stands in stark contrast to portable humidifiers, which often require frequent and messy tank monitoring.
Contact us today to learn more about achieving the perfect humidity levels for both your family and your home!