Everything You Need to Know About the Aprilaire Model 500 Humidifier

Posted: 2019-06-04

Controlling your home’s humidity should be a priority for you, regardless of the season. Not only does improper humidity levels make your home feel quite uncomfortable to live in, you and your family may also become susceptible to allergic reactions or respiratory diseases.

In addition, moisture level can be a factor in home comfort and HVAC system performance. In fact, low humidity is a problem that can occur at any time of year. On top of all of the absence of moisture that seems to come with cold weather, dry air is a problem that is worsened by forced air HVAC systems.

Furthermore, improper humidity levels can also cause damage to both the inside and outside of your home. While the ideal temperature in your home will be based on your family's lifestyle, but maintaining the right humidity levels at different times of the year will ensure your utmost comfort and protection against diseases caused by improper humidity. 

Four Seasons Air Specialists is a top notch HVAC company in Vadnais Heights MN that offers humidification systems designed to increase your home comfort while lowering your risk of catching humidity-related health problems.

How a Humidifier Works

A humidifier utilizes a humidity-sensing control that switches the device on and off and a water panel that adds water vapor to the circulated air when needed. In dry air conditions, the sensor reads the humidity level and adjusts the amount of added water vapor, giving your skin the moisture it needs and keeping your home from drying out.

Benefits of Humidifiers

Lower Chances of Infections

Viruses and bacteria cannot travel as well in humidified air. A humidifier could mean the difference between suffering from flu and remaining healthy.

Rapid Healing Process

A humidifier will abridge your difficulty if you have a cold, a sinus infection, or the flu. Keeping your nasal passages and your throat moist will help you heal faster, and will minimize symptoms like coughing and sneezing.

Enhanced Sleep

A properly humidified environment also tends to feel warmer and more comfortable, which can encourage a good night’s sleep.

Better Breathing

Maintaining the right amount of humidity in your home helps you breathe easier, ease dry lips, skin and throat. There are also people who say it helps them reduce the frequency of snoring. If you have someone in our family suffering from sinus or allergy issues, the dryness to the air will only aggravate their suffering. Keeping balanced moisture levels throughout the home will reduce the chances of spreading viruses that thrive in low-humidity environments that cause flu, colds, and other respiratory problems.

Preserved Wood Items

Dry air can damage wood furniture, wooden musical instruments, as well as moldings and doors, causing them to split, warp, and crack. A humidifier can help maintain the quality of the wood, protecting your items for years to come.

Aprilaire Model 500 Humidifier Features

The Aprilaire Model 500 Humidifier is economical and an effective system designed for small to mid-sized homes. 

The Aprilaire Model 500 Humidifier is a whole-home solution that helps you achieve total comfort through humidity control. The Model 500 is installed in your central heating and cooling system ductwork by a local HVAC professional.

               • Built-in bypass damper, which means fewer parts to install

               • Truly automatic control, but it can also be installed in manual mode 

               • Delivers optimum levels of humidity control with the Automatic Digital Humidifier Control

               • Provides vital service, temperature and relative humidity indicators in manual mode as well

               • Humidifies tightly constructed homes up to 3,000 square foot in size

               • Performs quietly with simple annual maintenance

               • Comes equipped with a drain to flush minerals from the unit

               • Incorporates easy right or left discharge change-over

               • Has an evaporation capacity of 0.50 gallons per hour

Professional Indoor Air Quality Products and Services

If you are considering having the Aprilaire Model 500 installed in your home, call Four Seasons Air Specialists. We are a proud Aprilaire dealer having the knowledge and experience to install your system based to the manufacturer’s standards.

Our loyal Woodbury heating and air conditioning customers keep coming back to us because of our ability to not just meet their home comfort needs, but also to exceed them.