Humidification—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.

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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.

Using an Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier is one of the most effective ways to add the proper amount of humidity to your indoor air and prevent the problems caused by dry air.

Reduction of Relative Humidity Causes Dry Air

This problem is especially prevalent during the winter heating season. This is because the relative humidity (RH) of the cold, outdoor air drops significantly when brought into your home and heated. Learn more about how relative humidity works.

Dry Air Can Damage Your Family’s Health and Home

Physicians and other experts often recommend humidity control to prevent the damaging effects of dry air caused by low relative humidity.

  • 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. In addition, drier air can aggravate allergy and asthma symptoms.
  • Low humidity can cause home damage. It causes walls, woodwork, and your beautiful hardwood floors to crack. Electronics can fall victim to static electric charges, 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.

Beyond the damage low humidity causes, it makes you uncomfortable. It can cause:

An Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier Can Help

Whole Home Humidifier Versus Portable HumidifierA whole-home humidifier is designed to deliver the perfect amount of moisture to your home, minimizing the ill effects of dry air and making you more comfortable at lower thermostat settings.

In turn, this will save you money. According to the EPA, every degree you lower your thermostat can result in 4% savings on your heating bill.

"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."
-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Why Choose a Whole-Home Humidifier?

Installed directly to your home's central heating and cooling system, a whole-home humidifier provides whole-home comfort—unlike portable units that only address certain rooms.

Too much humidity can be as much of a problem as too little humidity. Unlike portable units, a whole-home humidifier continually monitors relative humidity levels and then delivers the perfect amount of moisture to the air throughout your entire home.

Aprilaire offers both evaporative and steam humidifiers that introduce humidity 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.

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.


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. And this set-it-and-forget-it control keeps your home’s humidity level exactly where you want it.

aprilaire-model-8920w-skinny-large-icon-wifi-pageAprilaire Wi-Fi Thermostats with IAQ Control provide the most convenient and accurate control of humidity and temperature. Automatic Humidity Control is integrated into the thermostat, and with the app you can easily control temperature and humidity levels anywhere from your mobile device. The app also allows you to control other installed Aprilaire IAQ products for optimum fresh air ventilation and air purity and keeps you up-to-date about changing climate conditions in your home.

Find the Right Humidifier For You

Aprilaire offers evaporative and steam whole-home humidifiers that meet your family's needs and are suitable for your home. Be sure to ask an Aprilaire professional to recommend a solution that is right for you. Find a professional or use our Solution Finder to learn how to achieve Total Comfort in your home today.

 

How an Aprilaire Whole Home Steam Humidifier WorksHow an Aprilaire Whole Home Humidifier Works

 

Aprilaire—The Inventor of Whole-Home Humidifiers

Aprilaire whole-home humidifiers were introduced in 1954 as the first truly effective whole-home humidifier. Since then, Aprilaire Humidifiers have been imitated but never duplicated. Today, Aprilaire continues to lead the way in delivering whole-home humidity as well as Total Comfort solutions.

Our products work with all leading brands of heating and cooling equipment. Plus, we partner with industry-leading contractors, so you get the most comprehensive line of solutions available today.

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