Aprilaire Humidifiers: The Model 700 power humidifier features truly automatic control, so there's no need to ever manually control the humidifier. It is also designed with ease of service in mind. It utilizes an outdoor temperature sensor for monitoring even the slightest changes in outdoor temperature. This high-tech humidification system can deliver up to 50% more moisture in comparison to competitive units. With flexibility in mind, it can even be installed in manual mode if necessary. Complementing any HVAC system, the 700 has an evaporation capacity of 0.75 gallons per hour, among the highest capacity humidifiers sold. If you own a larger home and want the best, then this may be the humidifier for you, as it will handle up to 4,200 square feet if your home is tight in construction.
The Aprilaire Automatic Humidifier Model 600 takes humidifier innovation to the next level and performs as good as it looks! It offers all of the performance benefits of our other technologically-advanced computer-equipped automatic humidifiers and it’s easier than ever to have installed because it includes a built-in bypass damper, which means fewer parts to install. Plus, the damper is conveniently labeled for summer and winter settings, allowing you to set it for the entire season with no guesswork involved. Just set it and let your humidifier run automatically and it will deliver up to 50% more humidity, compared to other competitive units on the market. It also can be installed in manual mode if needed. The Model 600 has an evaporative capacity of 0.70 gallons per hour and is ideal for a home with up to 4,000 square feet if it’s tightly constructed. We believe it’s the best performing bypass humidifier on the market!
The Model 500 bypass humidifier is our economy unit designed for smaller homes. This unit utilizes a manual humidifier control that can be installed in the living area or on the furnace ductwork. Along with all other models it is equipped with a drain to flush minerals from the system. The model 500 has an evaporative capacity of 0.50 gallons per hour and can handle up to 3,000 square feet if the home is tightly constructed. The Model 400 Whole House Bypass Humidifier uses new evaporative technology to provide all the benefits of a flow through unit (simple and infrequent maintenance), WITHOUT THE NEED FOR CONNECTION TO A DRAIN. It is the perfect choice for homes with septic systems or where a floor drain is not available or for families interested in water conservation. The Model 400 is the most environmentally-friendly unit on the market.
The new technology behind the Model 400 is the use of a wicking water panel, which allows for 100% of the water in the unit to be used in the evaporation process with virtually no standing water. It also uses a unique patented water delivery system that eliminates the need for a reservoir and only needs 8 ounces of water to operate. Like all Aprilaire Whole House Humidifiers, the Model 400 is computer-equipped to automatically adjust to ensure the optimum level of indoor humidity at all times throughout the heating season, based on outdoor temperature changes. It responds to outdoor temperature changes more than 86,000 times per day. It has an automated "No-Touch" computer operation, which eliminates the need for manual adjustments. You never have to worry about too much or too little humidity in your home.
When the home heating season arrives, it can be accompanied by a variety of indoor problems caused specifically by low relative humidity in your home. The resulting dry air absorbs moisture from you and everything inside your home. Dry noses. Scratchy throats. Itchy skin. Static shock. All familiar ailments caused by dry air. But, this dry air causes more than discomfort. It can threaten your health and damage your home. According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity and can increase the likelihood of getting colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.
But dry air damage doesn't stop there. When heated air isn't humidified, it causes walls and ceilings to crack. Wood floors and trim separate. Dry air shrinks the framing around doors and windows, resulting in gaps that let in cold air from the outside, making your home less energy efficient. Expensive instruments and electronic equipment can fall victim to static electric charges, requiring pricey repairs or replacement. Thermostats: The feature you might notice first is the convenience, you'll never have to worry about forgetting to turn the thermostat up or down. It's also a great deterrent to those family members who rush to the thermostat whenever they get a chill.
The benefit you'll appreciate the most is the energy savings. If you program your thermostat to set back the temperature by 10 degrees for eight hours every night, you'll save approximately ten percent on your heating bill. Zone Control, Problem: Most two-story homes have an 8-12 degree difference in temperature between upstairs and downstairs. Most ranch-style homes have an 8-12 degree difference in temperature between one end of the home and the other. A home with this problem is NOT a comfortable place to live. Solution: Zone control! Zoning is a relatively easy way to improve overall space comfort and lower operating costs. With zoning – a single heating and cooling system can be enhanced to provide more precise comfort control throughout an entire home.