Dry Air Solutions with Whole-Home Humidifiers
Palos Hills and the Surrounding Areas
Is the air in your home under control?
Dry air can be a problem in almost any home, but it is most common in semi-arid climates and those that require forced-air heating during the cooler months of the year. During the winter months, the combination of cool, outdoor air and forced furnace heat can cause your home to be drier than the Sahara Desert.
Air that’s not properly humidified has serious implications:
- Low relative humidity makes you more susceptible to catching a cold and flu viruses have been linked to speedier progression and transmission in dry air.
- The respiratory infections caused by cold and flu viruses are a leading trigger of asthma in children.
- Static shock, dry skin, itchy eyes, and a sore throat can all be traced back to air that’s not properly humidified.
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Dry air can also cause structural damage to your home and possessions, the result of which can be costly. It can cause walls, woodwork, and hardwood floors to crack. And those annoying static shocks? They can cause irreparable damage to your electronic equipment.
There’s also the impact dry air has on your energy bill. Dry air makes you feel colder at normal temperatures, causing you to overheat your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, for every degree you heat your house, you add four percent to the cost of your energy bill. Dry air is more than just an inconvenience, it’s a threat to your family's health, comfort, and budget. Thankfully, with Aprilaire®, there’s something you can do to control it.
Healthy Air is within reach with Aprilaire
While dry air can make your home both uncomfortable and unhealthy, there’s no need for you and your family to suffer. Aprilaire whole-home humidifiers can help. They are installed as part of your home’s heating and cooling system and automatically deliver the perfect amount of humidified air, throughout every room of your home.
An Aprilaire Whole-Home Humidifier Can Help
Maintaining an ideal humidity level between 40% and 60% throughout your home keeps your nasal passages and airways healthy and reduces the incidence of cold and flu. According to Dr. Joseph Lubart in an article in the New York State Journal of Medicine, regulation of humidity “would appear to be the most important prevention measure” from cold virus infection during cold months when the home’s furnace is running.
Protect Your Home
You’ve invested a lot into your home—protect it. An Aprilaire humidifier can help keep your possessions safe from dry air. Furniture, hardwood floors, musical instruments, and electronics are better protected when your home is properly humidified.
Increase Comfort and Energy Efficiency
Optimal humidity also helps you stay warmer at cooler temperatures. That means you can lower your thermostat and save energy, thereby lowering your heating costs.
Below is a list of the different types of whole-home humidifiers available:
Water Saver Bypass Whole-Home Humidifier Models 400, 400M
Uses 100% of water and evaporative technology that eliminates the need for a drain. Conserves Water.
Small Bypass Whole Home Humidifier Models 500, 500M
Designed for smaller homes.
Large Bypass Whole Home Humidifier Models 600, 600M
Uses the furnace blower to move air through a Water Panel.
Fan Powered Whole Home Humidifier Models 700, 700M
A built-In fan that pulls heated air directly from the furnace.
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