During cold winter months, a low humidity level in your home can make it feel like a desert. Whole home humidifiers add moisture into the ductwork of the heating system in one of two ways: by boiling water into steam and directing that steam into the ductwork, or by drawing warm air from the furnace / air handler through an evaporator pad covered with fresh water and delivering this moisture-laden water into the ductwork.
Professionally installed whole-home humidifiers are a more effective way to humidify your entire home compared to portable units, which can only deliver humidity in the proximity of the room where they’re located. Whole-home humidifiers from Aprilaire help ensure humidity control throughout your entire home.
Types of humidifiers:
Aprilaire whole-home humidifiers can be installed in your heating and cooling ductwork (Model 500), use your furnace blower to move air through a water panel (Model 600), or use a built-in fan to pull heated air directly from your furnace (Model 700). See below for details and differences between these models:
Small Bypass Humidifier
Aprilaire Humidifier - Model 500
The Aprilaire Model 500 Humidifier is economical and a proven performer 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.
Model 500 features:
Electrode Steam Humidifiers