Aprilaire Humidifier Model 800

Posted: 2018-03-13

Having the right amount of moisture isn’t only important for your home, it is also essential for your throat, skin, and your overall wellness. Exposure to improper humidity levels can dry out and inflame the mucous membrane lining your respiratory tract, increasing your risk of colds, the flu, and other infections. Also, when humidity levels are low, flu viruses thrive and spread more easily.

Your home typically draws dry air from household items such as furniture, wood floors, musical instruments, and other wooden materials. Dry air makes the air feel cooler than humidified air, so to reach your preferred comfort level, you need to adjust the thermostat at a higher temperature.

To keep balanced humidity levels in your home, you may want to consider getting a whole home humidifier.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is a trusted HVAC company in White Bear Lake, MN that offers a wide variety of humidifiers made by some of the world’s best such as Aprilaire.

What is Humidity?


Humidity refers to the presence of water vapor in the atmosphere. It is completely transparent, just like the rest of the gases in the atmosphere. Humidity has an effect on a lot of aspects of our daily lives such as our breathing patterns, skin, eyes, sleep, hair, and even our electronic devices.

Humidity and Health

Many viruses develop in low humidity, which increases your risk of catching airborne diseases. When someone sneezes, the droplets may dry out but the viruses remain alive, floating in the air indefinitely, entering your dry respiratory tract.

Low humidity is attributed to health problems such irritation of the eyes and skin, inflammation of the mucous membrane lining the respiratory tract. This often results in colds, influenza, and other respiratory tract infections.

In addition to your eyes, your skin also is affected by low humidity. Many people experience dry, itchy skin when the weather is cold. This skin condition is called winter itch, which is caused by inadequate moisture in the skin.

The Aprilaire Model 800 Humidifier

The Aprilaire Model 800 Humidifier is a steam humidifier designed for home applications where evaporative units are less practical.

The Aprilaire Model 800 Humidifier is a whole-home solution that helps you achieve total comfort through humidity control. As a steam model, the 865 complements non-forced air heating sources and other specialty heating systems. It is installed by a local HVAC professional.

Model 800 Features

  • Accommodates crawl spaces, attics and areas of the country with milder winters and non-forced air heating. 
  • Provides humidity to the largest of homes (up to 6,200 square feet)
  • Features automated control, so there's never a need to manually control the humidifier—though it can be installed in manual mode, if desired
  • Runs independently of your HVAC system to accommodate larger homes (up to 6,200 square feet)
  • Delivers optimum levels of humidity control with the Automatic Digital Humidifier Control.
  • Performs quietly and with simple maintenance. You only need to replace the canister.
  • Has a capacity of 11.5, 16.0, 20.5, 23.3, and 34.6 gallons per day, depending on electrical draw.
  • Reduces cold water, which may be hard, soft, or softened

Additional Benefits and Features

Relieves Dry Air Symptoms

Perfectly humidified air also reduces respiratory irritation triggered by low humidity and helps alleviate itchy dry skin. 


Protects Your Interior

Properly humidified air helps protect your wood floors, furnishings, and your home’s framework from damage due to low humidity.

Water Panel Change Indicator

Each model includes a helpful indicator that reminds you when it’s time for a replacement. For proper moisturizing throughout the season, you should replace the water panel twice per year.

Lowers Your Energy Costs

Maintaining healthy humidified air during the colder months can actually help you feel warmer, leading to reduced heating costs. 

Ask the Air Quality Pros

A humidifier can be the solution to your home’s improper moisture levels. If you need help in getting the right unit for your home, call Four Seasons Air Specialists.

In partnership with Aprilaire, we offer you innovative products as well as outstanding workmanship. By properly installing your humidifier, will ensure your home will be a lot more comfortable and your HVAC system will be more energy-efficient.

For assistance on your home comfort, call the preferred White Bear Lake heating and air conditioning contractor — Four Seasons Air Specialists.