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-House 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.
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.
Physicians and other experts often recommend humidity control to prevent the damaging effects of dry air caused by low relative humidity.
Beyond the damage low humidity causes, it makes you uncomfortable. It can cause:
A whole-house 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
Installed directly to your home's central heating and cooling system, a whole-house humidifier provides whole-house 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-house 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.
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 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.
Aprilaire offers evaporative and steam whole-house 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.
Aprilaire whole-house humidifiers were introduced in 1954 as the first truly effective whole-house humidifier. Since then, Aprilaire Humidifiers have been imitated but never duplicated. Today, Aprilaire continues to lead the way in delivering whole-house 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.