When the home heating season arrives, it can be accompanied by a variety of indoor problems caused specifically by low relative humidity in your home. The resulting dry air absorbs moisture from you and everything inside your home. Dry noses. Scratchy throats. Itchy skin. Static shock. All familiar ailments caused by dry air. But, this dry air causes more than discomfort. It can threaten your health and damage your home.
According to medical experts, many viruses thrive in low humidity and can increase the likelihood of getting colds, flu and upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology reports that it is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.
"Increasing the humidity of your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the respiratory
passages in the nose and throat, and can relieve the discomforts of colds and the flu."
A.D.A.M. Health Encyclopedia
But dry air damage doesn't stop there. When heated air isn't humidified, it causes walls and ceilings to crack. Wood floors and trim separate. Dry air shrinks the framing around doors and windows, resulting in gaps that let in cold air from the outside, making your home less energy efficient. Expensive instruments and electronic equipment can fall victim to static electric charges, requiring pricey repairs or replacement.
To off effectively minimize the threatening problems associated with dry air, it is essential to treat your home with a whole-home humidifier.
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Protect your family and your home with whole-home humidification
Properly humidified air can help prevent problems aggravated by dry air. Achieving proper levels requires the assistance of a humidifier. Normal household activities, such as cooking, washing clothes and showering, simply cannot provide enough moisture (or the right levels of moisture) in winter to keep your whole home comfortable for extended periods of time.
It's essential to achieve a delicate balance between too little and too much moisture in your home. Too little moisture results in static shock, dry skin and damaged furnishings. Yet, too much indoor moisture will cause condensation on windows, potentially leading to structural damage.
Humidifiers can help you maintain a comfortable indoor relative humidity level. A professionally-installed, whole-home humidifier helps deliver appropriately-conditioned air to every room in your home, making it more effective than portable units that humidify just one room at a time. A humidifier can also promote energy savings by making the air around you feel warmer at lower temperatures.
But not all whole-home solutions are created equal.
Trust your comfort and your home to the Aprilaire cure for indoor dryness
Millions of homeowners trust Aprilaire to deliver the best cure for indoor dryness. We invented whole-home humidification, led the way by introducing the automatic control and continue to deliver easy and intelligent humidification solutions with a line of humidifiers designed to meet different needs.
The Aprilaire Automatic Humidifier features exclusive technology that eliminates the need for constant manual adjustments to deliver just the right amount of humidity:
Benefit from the best humidifier technology for improved comfort, health and energy savings
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Enjoy the benefits of an affordable and intelligent system that is easy to maintain and offers improved health, comfort and energy-savings.
Aprilaire offers the most effective humidification system available
Since 1954, Aprilaire has led the industry, setting the standard for whole-home humidification.
The Aprilaire Automatic Humidifier is no exception. It takes the guesswork out of adjusting your controls by responding automatically to outdoor temperatures. You don't need to worry about too much or too little humidity in your home. You get just the right amount of humidity to keep you healthier and more comfortable.
Aprilaire Automatic Humidifiers are also easy to maintain. They have a built-in reminder light so you know when to call your heating/cooling contractor for a new water panel. Plus, they flush minerals, eliminate standing water and use materials specifically selected to maximize efficiency while meeting your humidification needs.
Automatic controls help you achieve optimum humidity levels
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