Whole Home Humidifiers Systems
Apirlaire By-Pass Whole Home Humidifier Systems
True Steam Whole Home Humidifier Systems
For homes with hard water use Honeywell's Osmoses in combination with True Steam whole home Humidifier systems
Sinuses, bloody noses and cracked lips — humidifiers can help soothe these familiar problems caused by dry indoor air. Humidifiers
can also help ease symptoms of a cold or another respiratory condition.
But be cautious: Although useful, humidifiers can actually
make you sick if they aren't maintained properly or if humidity levels stay too high. If you use humidifiers, be sure to monitor humidity
levels and keep your humidifier clean. Dirty humidifiers can breed mold or bacteria. If you have allergies or asthma, talk to your
doctor before using a humidifier.
What are humidifiers?
Humidifiers are devices that emit water vapor or steam to increase moisture
levels in the air (humidity). There are several types:
- Central humidifiers are built into home heating and air conditioning systems
and are designed to humidify the whole house.
- Ultrasonic humidifiers produce a cool mist with ultrasonic vibration.
- Impeller humidifiers produce
a cool mist with a rotating disk.
- Evaporators use a fan to blow air through a wet wick, filter or belt.
- Steam vaporizers use electricity
to create steam that cools before leaving the machine. Avoid this type of humidifier if you have children; hot water inside this type
of humidifier may cause burns if spilled.
Ideal humidity levels
Humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air. The amount of humidity
varies depending on the season, weather and where you live. Generally, humidity levels are higher in the summer and lower during winter
months. Ideally, humidity in your home should be between 30 and 50 percent. Humidity that's too low or too high can cause problems.
- Low humidity can cause dry skin, irritate your nasal passages and throat, and make your eyes itchy.
- High humidity can make your home
feel stuffy and can cause condensation on walls, floors and other surfaces that triggers the growth of harmful bacteria, dust mites
and molds. These allergens can cause respiratory problems and trigger allergy and asthma flare-ups.
How to measure humidity
way to test humidity levels in your house is with a hygrometer. This device, which looks like a thermometer, measures the amount of
moisture in the air. Hygrometers can be purchased at hardware stores and department stores. When buying a humidifier, consider purchasing
one with a built-in hygrometer (humidistat) that maintains humidity within a healthy range the text.
The Apirlaire Model 600 Humidifier is one of the best-performing bypass humidifiers on the market. As a large-capacity unit, the Model
- Features a built-in bypass damper, which means fewer parts to install
- Delivers up to 50% more moisture than competitive units
an evaporation capacity of 0.70 gallons per hour
- Humidifies tightly constructed homes up to 4,000 square feet in size
TrueSTEAM™ takes the best features from current steam humidifiers with their efficiency, performance and decreased water consumption,
and combines it with the ease of installation, reliability and value of flow-through humidifiers.
TrueSTEAM is different from
others because it operates independent of equipment operation. And, with its near 1:1 humidification delivery rate, TrueSTEAM delivers
the right amount of humidification to keep your customers satisfied.
The Honeywell Reverse Osmosis (RO) filtration system removes dissolved solids and organic matter from water by passing it through
a membrane which separates and flushes minerals and impurities from the water.
Install this system upstream of the steam humidifier's
water inlet. It is recommended that the RO system's filters be replaced at least once per year to ensure optimal humidifier performance.