Why You Need the Aprilaire Model 700 Humidifier Even During the Summer

Posted: 2019-05-21

Summer is just around the corner, and what comes with it is the need to run your air conditioner non-stop, which results in dry air. For this reason, you may be surprised, but you still need to use a whole-home humidifier even during the scorching days of summer.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your friendly HVAC company in Shoreview MN that offers home comfort solutions, including indoor air quality systems.


While summer is a great time to soak up in the sun and explore the great outdoors, you still spend most of your time at home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends 93 percent of their life indoors. Between being active all day and sleeping at night, even during the summer, a majority of your time is spent indoors. And when it starts to get really hot, so does your air conditioner begin to work like a horse.

Undoubtedly, your cooling system offers relief from hot and humid summer days. Having said that, it also has negative consequences. When you’re at home this season, you should probably reconsider packing up your humidifier.

How a Humidifier Can Help Improve You Comfort During Hot Days

You may think that opening windows and letting in fresh air is a good idea during this time of year, but sometimes the heat is just too much. Running your air-conditioner 24/7 creates stale air, drying up your skin, eyes, and sinuses. We’re sure you don’t want to get sick during the summer or any other season.

People who have pre-existing respiratory conditions like asthma can be very sensitive to these conditions, aggravating their symptoms. Those who have allergies are not exempted either. After a whole day of fun activities, getting a good night sleep is always something you look forward to. Dry, musty air can prevent you from getting a relaxing sleep.

If anyone in your home snores, a humidifier can help. We tend to snore more if our sinuses and throats are dry. On the other hand, a moist environment tends to feel warmer and more comfortable, which can encourage a good night’s sleep.

Running a humidifier will also shorten your difficulty if you are suffering from cold, a sinus infection, or the flu. Keeping your nasal passages and your throat moist will help you heal faster, and will reduce symptoms like coughing and sneezing.

In addition, viruses and bacteria cannot travel as well in moist air. A humidifier can help lower your chances of catching a cold or flu.

The Aprilaire Model 700 Humidifier

The Aprilaire Model 700 is a high-capacity powered whole house humidifier designed for homes up to 4,200 square feet in size.

Features of the Aprilaire Model 700 Humidifier

  • Features automated control, so there's never a need to manually control the humidifier—though it can be installed in manual mode if desired
  • Delivers up to 50% more moisture than competitive units
  • Utilizes an outdoor temperature sensor for monitoring even the slightest changes in outdoor temperature
  • Has an evaporation capacity of 0.75 gallons per hour
  • 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
  • Performs quietly with simple annual maintenance

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 Experts

If you have more questions about this product or any other air quality system we offer, call Four Seasons Air Specialists. We will answer any query you may have and help you make an informed decision. We are your reliable Circle Pines heating and air conditioning company.