Aprilaire Steam Humidifiers

Optimize your home’s humidity – Aprilaire Steam Humidifiers

steaming cup of teaProper Humidity in a home or office is important for both the health of your building and more importantly for the health of the occupants. Maintaining proper humidity means that the levels are not so low as to cause nosebleeds, respiratory infections, asthma etc., and not so high as to create moisture problems in your house.  Making certain that your house is properly sealed is a start to solving this problem.   A proper humidifier is the next and very important step.

In the winter the humidity level should be between 30 to 40% and temperatures between 19-23 degrees Celsius.

Over the years there have been various types of humidifiers on the market.  Some of the models are flow-through, connected to the hot air supply.  The warm air absorbs water from the moist plates and circulates it in the building. There are also reservoir humidifiers that have a rotating drum to disperse moisture. The downside of many of these humidifiers is that they can build up bacteria due to the standing water and they cannot control the humidity levels with a great amount of accuracy.

We are very happy to have new technology known as a “steam humidifier”.  The Aprilaire Model 800 Humidifier is a whole-home solution that can accommodate any size of home.  These humidifiers work through your ductwork, but independently of the furnace itself.  They inject steam into the air, whether the furnace is running or not and hence maintain a very accurate and constant amount of humidity in the building.  There is no standing water, therefore no bacteria.  The unit is controlled by a state of the art digital controller that takes into account the outside air temperature, as well as the current humidity levels in the house.

Protect the healthy environment of your home and the health of your family.  Give us a call for a free consultation on your home humidification.

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