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Why You Should Consider Buying the Aprilaire Model 600 Humidifier

Posted: 2020-10-27

Not every homeowner is aware of the importance of having a whole-home humidifier, but it is as important as running a furnace or a heat pump. The cold season brings dry air, damaging the skin, eyes, and even the respiratory tract. If you have been feeling sick lately, there's a possibility that you have inadequate humidity in your home.

As the seasons change from warm to cool, there are additional safety precautions you should take to ensure your home has the right humidity levels, one of which is using a humidifier to regulate your home's moisture.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is your friendly HVAC company in Grant MN. We offer an array of energy-efficient whole-home humidification systems engineered by Aprilaire.

Effects of Low Humidity

For starters, humidity refers to the water vapor present in the air. Humidity levels can be extreme, whether high or low and can cause different kinds of health concerns. Unfortunately, most homeowners fail to check their homes' humidity levels, leading to symptoms such as cold, cough, dry skin, and chapped lips, among others.

The amount of water vapor in the air can directly impact your sinus. Ideal humidity levels maintain the proper moisture in the air, which allows your sinuses to breathe effortlessly and keep allergens away.

Also, exposure to low humidity can cause red and sore eyes. When the eye is exposed to inadequate moisture, it becomes dry as moisture is drawn from the film that covers it. During the cold months, many people complain about dry, itchy, and watery eyes. This problem happens when there is low tear production or when the tear quality is poor, and the tears evaporate too quickly. According to experts, a common trigger for dry eye can be insufficient humidity.

Effects of low humidity go beyond your health and comfort. You may notice that your houseplants are drying out and withering. There's also a notable increase in static electricity. 

Inadequate humidity can also cause problems for hardwood floors, musical instruments, and other wooden items. While most people focus on winter causing dry air, there are areas where dry, hot seasons can also cause these issues because of excessive air conditioning.

How A Humidifier Can Help

A humidifier is a device that regulates the moisture in an individual room or an entire building. In homes, portable humidifiers are usually used to add humidity to a single room. In contrast, whole-home or furnace humidifiers are connected to a home's HVAC system, giving moisture to the entire house.

A study found that setting indoor humidity levels to at least 43 percent significantly affects about 85 percent of airborne viruses, making them virtually ineffective and unable to reproduce.

As mentioned earlier, dry air can cause moisture to evaporate from the skin and worsen respiratory symptoms over time. A humidifier can help prevent these problems and is useful for headaches, sinusitis, allergies, chapped lips, dry skin, irritated eyes, and coughs.

Humidifiers are easy to maintain. They are usually connected to the home's plumbing system, so the water used for humidification is directly supplied to the unit. They provide humidity to your home without the need for frequent inspection of the equipment.

Features of the Aprilaire Model 600 Humidifier

The Aprilaire Model 600 Humidifier is a large-capacity unit, which is one of the best-performing bypass humidifiers on the market.

This is a whole-home solution that helps you achieve total comfort through humidity control. The Model 600 is installed on your central heating and cooling system ductwork by a qualified HVAC professional.

•                    It features a built-in bypass damper, which means fewer parts to install

•                    It delivers up to 50% more moisture than competitive units

•                    It has an evaporation capacity of 0.70 gallons per hour

•                    It humidifies tightly constructed homes up to 4,000 square feet in size.

•                    It delivers optimum levels of humidity control with the Automatic Digital Humidifier Control. You never have to monitor your settings or wait until you feel uncomfortable.

•                    It provides vital service, temperature, and relative humidity indicators in manual mode as well.

•                    It performs quietly with simple annual maintenance.

•                    It incorporates a straightforward right or left discharge change-over.

Reduces Airborne Viruses

Just the right amount of humidity can keep colds and flu at bay and reduces aggravating asthma symptoms.

Improves Energy Efficiency

Feel more comfortable and sleep well even at lower temperatures.

Protects Your Home

Aprilaire humidifiers deliver the perfect amount of humidity to protect your wood floors and furniture from dry-air damage.

Ask the Humidification Pros

If you have questions about humidification or this product in specific, call Four Seasons Air Specialists, your leading Mahtomedi heating and air conditioning company.