Air Management Services offers both automatic and manual Aprilaire whole-home humidification systems.
The air inside your home is drier than you think. Heating your home dries out the air. The resulting dry air absorbs moisture form you and everything inside your home. Even new homes will succumb to the negative effects of air that is too dry. It’s a fact: The average home, including new homes, can be up to four times below recommended indoor relative humidity levels.
Dry air causes the following conditions:
- Skin Irritation and Discomfort:
When you heat your home, indoor humidity levels fall below the optimum range. This causes you to experience the discomforts of too dry itchy skin, annoying static shocks and being “too cold” at normal temperatures.
- Unhealthy Air:
Viruses thrive in low humidity conditions and can actually increase the likelihood of getting colds, fly and other upper respiratory ailments. The American Society of Otolaryngology advises the importance of preventing an overly dry environment because it significantly increases susceptibility to infection.
- Home Damage:
When heating air isn’t properly humidified it causes walls and ceilings to crack and wood floors and trim to separate. Expensive musical instruments can go out of tune and electronic equipment can fall victim to static electric charges, requiring expensive repair or replacement.
- Higher energy costs:
Dry air robs the moisture from your skin, making you feel colder, which means you turn up the heat. Dry air also shrinks the framing around doors and windows, resulting in gaps that let in cold air from the outside, making your home less energy efficient.
What should you look for in a humidifier?
- Continuous Automatic Control 24/7
The optimum levels of relative humidity in your home fluctuate with the changes in outdoor temperature. An Aprilaire automatic humidifier continually monitors and responds to both outdoor temperatures and indoor relative humidity, delivering optimum levels of humidity throughout your home. You never have to monitor your settings or wait until you feel uncomfortable. The automatic set-it-and-forget-it control keeps your home’s humidity level exactly where you want it.
- Whole-Home Capacity
An installed whole-home humidifier adds the right amount of soothing moisture to your entire home. To achieve the same effect with a portable unit, you would need to place one in every room of your house.
- Minimal Maintenance, Total Convenience
To maintain the performance of a portable unit, you must continually monitor the tank levels and clean and fill them regularly. A whole-home system is installed out of your living space as part of your heating system, providing quiet operation with out the messy tank. And, Aprilaire’s Automatic Digital Control provides all of the information necessary for easy maintenance.