Aprilaire Model 1770A Whole-Home Dehumidifier

Posted: 2018-03-06

Controlling your home’s humidity levels is very important. Not only does it help you save on energy costs but more importantly, keeping you and your family safe from serious illnesses. Since your home is a place where you spend most of your time, keeping ideal humidity levels is an essential element of living a healthy life.

Having a dehumidifier installed in your home can help you live a better, healthier life. If you have allergies and other symptoms, a dehumidifier can be a great way to get rid of them.

If you are considering getting a dehumidifier for your home, Four Seasons Air Specialists can help. We are the leading HVAC company in Hugo, MN that offers energy efficient dehumidifiers designed to greatly improve your home’s humidity levels.

The Effects of Improper Humidity

Humidity is essential for human health. A balanced humidity level is necessary to feel comfortable. In a cold weather, humidity levels drop and cause all kinds of undesirable effects on your health and your home in general.

While low humidity is most common in the winter, it can also occur in dry environments or during the summer due to extreme air conditioning. 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.

Many viruses develop in low humidity areas, 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.

In addition to the impact on your health, low humidity can have a number of effects on your household items. If you have hardwood floors, artwork, books, or wooden furniture, insufficient humidity can cause them to lose moisture and contract, leading to cracks and other forms of damage.

What is a Dehumidifier?

A dehumidifier is a household appliance that reduces the level of humidity in the air, usually for health or comfort reasons, or to eliminate musty odor. It absorbs the air from your room at one end, takes the moisture out of it, and then releases it back out into the room again.

Benefits of Dehumidifiers

In addition to having allergies, you may need a dehumidifier if you notice any of these signs in certain areas of your home:

  • High humidity in areas with poor ventilation such as bathrooms
  • Mildew smells
  • Mold spores growing on the walls
  • Condensation on the windows
  • Water stains on ceilings or walls

A dehumidifier also lowers energy costs because it helps your cooling system run more efficiently. When the air in your home is more humid, your air conditioner must do the work of cooling the air and removing moisture, which means it has to work harder. This also causes your cooling unit to fail sooner, which will require frequent repairs or a replacement.

Features of the Aprilaire Model 1770A Whole-Home Dehumidifier

  • Provides three times the moisture removing capacity of leading portable dehumidifiers—up to 135 pints or 16.88 gallons per day
  • No messy tanks to empty and clean—ever
  • Automatically senses moisture levels and maintains optimum humidity levels in your home, never too much, or too little and running only when needed
  • Switches automatically between whole-house dehumidification when central air-conditioning system is running, and localized dehumidification when your air-conditioning isn’t running
  • Convertible from whole-home to localized application lets you solve excess moisture issues where you need it most from crawl spaces to attics and basements
  • Can be operated manually, allowing you to monitor and control moisture levels in a specific location—such as your basement or master bedroom (optional Living Space Control is required)
  • Features truly automatic control, so there's never a need to manually control the dehumidifier - just set it once and forget it!

Ask the Air Quality Gurus

If you have any questions about this product, call our experts at Four Seasons Air Specialists. We will provide you with relevant information to help you make an informed decision.

For over four decades, we have been the trusted Hugo heating and air conditioning contractor that focuses on delivering outstanding HVAC solutions.