When the home heating season arrives, it can be accompanied by a variety of indoor problems cases specifically by low relative humidity in your home. Dry noses. Scratchy throats. Itchy skin. But, dry air can also increase the likelihood getting cold, flu, and respiratory ailments.
Medical specialists attest to the health benefits of proper humidity levels in the home:
“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
“It is important to prevent an overly dry environment because it makes people more susceptible to infection.”
— The American Society of Otolaryngology
“…humidity reduces the incidence of respiratory infections and speeds recovery from the common cold.”
— William J Hitschler, MD (Archives of Otolaryngology)
Aprilaire Model 600
This model is equipped with bypass damper, this humidifier uses the furnace blower to move air through a water panel, where the humidification process occurs; humidifier air is then distributed to the home.
Aprilaire Model 400
This model uses evaporative technology that eliminates the need for a drain. Its advanced design uses 100% of the water that goes into the unit. This unit is ideal for homes with septic/cistern systems and homeowners who are concerned about water issues.