The process of adding moisture to the air—is one of the most important aspects of total indoor comfort, yet it's one of the least understood. Maybe this is because people associate humidity with the discomfort of hot, steamy summer days. And it's true that too much humidity causes problems. Yet when properly controlled, humidity offers many proven benefits to your health, home and comfort.
Low humidity can increase your likelihood of getting colds, flu and other upper respiratory ailments. Viruses that cause colds and flu thrive in low humidity, and according to The American Society of Otolaryngology, dry air can make people more susceptible to infection and aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms. It can also cause bloody noses, and discomfort related to dry itchy eyes and skin.
Low humidity can cause home damage. It causes walls, woodwork, and your beautiful hardwood floors to crack. Static electricity, caused by low humidity can damage electronics, requiring expensive repair or replacement.
Low humidity can cause higher energy costs. Low humidity can make you feel too cold at normal temperatures leading you to turn up the thermostat. This leads to higher energy bills.
Installed directly to your home's central heating and cooling system, a whole-home humidifier provides whole-home comfort. Too much humidity can be as much of a problem as too little. Unlike portable units that only address certain rooms and deliver uneven humidity levels, a whole home humidifier is able to do a better job of monitoring and delivering the perfect amount of humidity for your entire home.
Aprilaire was the inventor of whole home humidifiers. Introducing the first truly effective whole home humidifier in 1954, Aprilaire pioneered whole home humidification. Since then Aprilaire humidifiers have been imitated but never duplicated. Today, Aprilaire continues to lead the way in delivering whole-home humidity.
Only Aprilaire Offers Fully Automatic Digital Humidifier Control. You may never have to monitor settings or wait until you feel uncomfortable with the Aprilaire Automatic Digital Humidifier Control. Optimum levels of relative humidity in your home will fluctuate with the changes in outdoor temperature. Aprilaire’s set-it-and-forget-it control keeps your home’s humidity level exactly where you want it.
Aprilaire products work with all leading brands of heating and cooling equipment. Plus, Aprilaire partners with industry-leading contractors, so you get the most comprehensive line of solutions available today.
Maintenance of our humidifiers is easy and infrequent, requiring attention just once or twice a year. Compare that to portable humidifiers that require you to monitor levels in messy tanks.
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