Air quality is more important than ever before. The coronavirus pandemic and the increased tendency to stay indoors underscore the need for good, clean air. But air quality involves more than just filtering pollutants, viruses and pathogens. Humidity also plays an important role in health.
This is where Aprilaire comes in. One of the industry leaders in indoor air quality, Aprilaire specializes in ventilation and humidity control equipment for both residential and commercial applications.
In this article, we take a look at Aprilaire’s range of air quality products.
Since the release of its first humidifier in 1954, Aprilaire has become synonymous with indoor air quality. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Aprilaire addresses the four conditions that most impact your indoor air quality:
- Air purity
- Air freshness
Aprilaire products have won multiple accolades, including Silver in the 2020 Dealer Design Awards, one of the HVAC industry’s most prestigious awards, placing top in Consumer Report’s 2020 Air Filter ratings, and garnering EnergyStar’s Most Efficient products for 2022.
Aprilaire is more than just a leading brand. The company is also an ethical employer, providing robust 401(k) plans, Edvest 529 college savings, company match, and profit sharing programs for its employees.
One of Aprilaire’s first products was the humidifier, an expertise it carries to this day. Humidifiers restore moisture in areas with cold dry air, especially during the winter season.
A lack of moisture causes dry skin, hair and lips, and dry throat. Because your body moisture evaporates more quickly in a dry space, this also leaves your body temperature chilled, putting you at a higher risk for respiratory illness. Low humidity can also cause damage to furniture and woodwork. Some issues you might see include warping of hardwood, peeling wallpaper, or loose fitting doors and cabinets.
A humidifier restores humidity to healthy levels, ensuring comfort during the cold season and minimizing the damaging effects of dry air.
Featured Aprilaire humidifier:
Aprilaire 500M Whole House Humidifier with Manual Control
This model has an evaporative rate of 0.50gph and a feed rate of 3gph. It can service between 750 to 3,000 sq. ft of space, depending on the tightness of the home.
It comes with a wall-mounted manual control, humidifier installation template, saddle valve, and UL certification. The humidifier can be installed on the supply or return plenum and has an easy left or right discharge change-over for convenience.
Dry air in the home not only makes you uncomfortable with itchy skin, nose bleeds, and static electricity, but low humidity in the home can make you susceptib...
Dry air in the home not only makes you uncomfortable with itchy skin, nose bleeds, and static electricity, but low humidity in the home can make you susceptib...View Product
Aprilaire Whole House Humidifiers
If you find that the air in your home is frequently drier than you would like, you may find that a whole house humidifier could improve your comfort. Not only can low humidity levels impact your health causing issues such as nose bleeds, but low levels can also cause damage to things within your household, such as furniture.
These units hook up to your home’s existing heating and cooling system and are fairly easy to install. Just as with their other systems, Aprilaire whole house humidifiers are made to operate quietly and efficiently, without taking up space in your home.
Featured Aprilaire premium whole home humidifier:
Aprilaire 800 Whole House Steam Humidifier with Digital Control
There are areas of the house where evaporative humidifiers are not practical, such as attics, crawl spaces and closets. For applications like these, a steam humidifier is more ideal.
The 800 Steam Humidifier Runs independently of your HVAC system to accommodate larger homes up to 6,200 square feet. It has a capacity of 11.5, 16.0, 20.5, 23.3, and 34.6 gallons per day, depending on electrical draw. It is able to use all types of cold water, whether hard, soft or softened.
The digital control ensures optimum levels of humidity control and provides accurate information – it automatically delivers proper humidity levels continually, regardless of the temperature or conditions. It even lets you know when to replace your water panel and when service is needed.
For applications when evaporative units are less practical, such as attics, crawl spaces, closets, areas with milder winter climates, and non-forced air heati...
For applications when evaporative units are less practical, such as attics, crawl spaces, closets, areas with milder winter climates, and non-forced air heati...View Product
Just as with outdoor air, high humidity levels in the indoor air greatly affect how the human body perceives hot and cold, making warm temperatures feel hotter and cool temperatures feel colder. A high level of moisture in the air is also the leading cause of mold, which can consequently release harmful spores into the air you breathe. A dehumidifier is designed to reduce excessive moisture levels in the air and restore indoor relative humidity to safe levels.
For larger homes and commercial applications, Aprilaire carries whole house dehumidifiers. These products have been approved under the highest possible standards for both customer satisfaction and world class quality construction. Equipped with an industry-leading warranty policy, these dehumidifiers are certified for use in attics, basements, HVAC closets, garages, as well as free-standing applications. Aprilaire’s whole home dehumidifier units operate at a quiet noise level and have a large capacity.
Aprilaire dehumidifiers are not just designed to be effective but efficient. The company’s E-series dehumidifiers are included in Energy Star’s Most Efficient Dehumidifiers for 2022, delivering 23% annual energy savings compared to conventional dehumidifiers.
Featured Aprilaire dehumidifier:
Aprilaire E080 80 Pint E-Series Professional Grade-Whole House Dehumidifier – Energy Star
The E080 is an Energy Star Rated dehumidifier that is perfect for use in basements, crawl spaces or as a whole house dehumidifier. It can service up to 4400 sq. ft. – perfect for apartments, smaller homes and basements, and can remove up to 10 gallons of moisture per day.
As a professional-grade dehumidifier, it is built to last with corrosion-resistant aluminum coils in the US. Flex duct or hard pipe choices allow for multiple installation options, whether in crawl space or basements or ducted into your HVAC system.
Good air is essential to a clean, comfortable, and healthy living environment. Aprilaire's E-Series delivers professional grade dehumidification for your entire...View Product
Aprilaire Air Cleaners
Sometimes impurities like dust, dirt, and dander can linger in the air, making it more difficult to breathe, particularly for persons with allergies. An air cleaner or air purifier filters out these contaminants, while also trapping virus-causing bacteria and pathogens.
Aprilaire offers whole home air cleaners or purifiers that hook directly into your existing system, and work continually (and silently!) to filter out unwanted airborne particles.
Featured Aprilaire air cleaner:
Aprilaire 2410 2000 Series Whole-Home Air Cleaner – 16″ x 25″ Filter
The Aprilaire Whole Home Air Cleaner installs right to your existing heating and cooling system for year-round use, whether it is during allergy season or flu season or everyday dust season! Since it installs as part of your central temperature control system, the air in your whole home is purified. Use is easy and hassle-free, requiring that the filter be changed just once every year, for the greatest possible health and comfort without the unnecessary effort and added costs.
This MERV 13 air filter has a 90% removal efficiency for 1-3 micron dust particles and 3-10 micron pollen and mold spores, and a 76% efficiency rating for 0.3-10 micron virus particles. The SelfSeal™ reduces air bypass and improves performance, while the Event-Based™ Air Cleaning Thermostat can be paired as an optional accessory.
The air in our own homes may be the cause of many respiratory problems. With an Aprilaire Whole Home Air Cleaner, many airborne particles including mold spores,...View Product
Aprilaire Air Filters
Aprilaire’s air filters meet stringent standards, including California Energy Commission Title 24, Part 6 for MERV 13 filters. Several filters are also featured in Consumer Reports Air Filter Ratings as well as the Dealer Design Awards.
Control the Air in Your Home
If you are looking for a high-quality device that can take care of your air for a healthier and more comfortable home, you can count on Aprilaire humidity control and air cleaning systems. With decades of experience and a stellar reputation in the industry, you can’t go wrong.
At Total Home Supply, we believe in their products, so start shopping today for the Aprilaire device that is right for you!