As a whole home humidifier the Aprilaire 700 has an output of 18 gallons per day and it can humidify a home of up to 4,200 sq ft easily. The humidity is added directly to your home airflow and the humidity is distributed around your home by adding the unit directly to your cooling and heating system. As the Aprilaire 700 connects directly to your water supply there is no need to top up the unit yourself manually. The humidifier draws warm air directly from your furnace, through a built in fan, boosting it’s overall efficiency.
Benefits of Evaporative Humidification
Few people realise it but home air quality has a direct impact on your overall health and wellbeing and improves your home enviroment.
- Prevents Flu and Allergies
- Neutralizes Static Electricity
- Reduces Pet Dander and Discomfort
- Protects Fine Furniture and Wood Floors
- Relieves Dry Skin & Scratchy Throats
- Reduces Heating Costs
How It Works
The Aprilaire 700 has been designed to integrate with the HVAC blower. It adds moisture to the air by taking hot air from the blower to evaporate water and distribute it around your home. If your home humidty drops below the ideal level whilst the HVAC blower is running, water is added to a distribution tray on top of the humidifier unit. The tray has numerous outlets along it’s width designed to allow water to flow evenly across the unit.
Gravity is utilised to allow the water from the outlets to run through the water panel evaporator. Warm and dry air from the HVAC blower is pushed through the water panel causing the water to evaporate naturally. Finally the built iin fan pulls the moisture from the water panel and out to humidify your home.
Aprilaire is a well-known name and a market leader in Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) products. The company’s mission is to provide high quality IAQ solutions for the comfort and health of its customers. It makes products that help control the major factors that go into indoor comfort: temperature, humidity, air quality and air freshness. Their product line includes thermostats, Wi-Fi thermostats, humidity controllers, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers and ventilation systems.
As a subsidiary of Research Products Corporation, a company that has been in the American IAQ appliance market since 1938 they have a long history. In 1954, it became the first manufacturer to offer a truly effective whole-home humidifier. Aprilaire was initially introduced as a brand for IAQ products sold by Research Products Corporation, but was later established as a full-fledged subsidiary company. Its product line was later expanded to include air purifiers and ventilation systems.
Aprilaire owes its success to its commitment to providing high quality IAQ products and continuous product innovation. Their products are always on the cutting edge of technology. As a result of continuous research, engineering and testing, it is able to offer new improved models at a regular pace. The rapid pace of innovation does not result in any problem for its existing customers because the company continues to support older models. Their products are imitated by other brands, but they are still way behind in terms of quality and innovation.
As a US based company and all products are designed and made in the United States. As a leader and innovator in their product range, the company works closely with industry associations such as ARI (Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Institute) and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers). This allows it to keep up with the latest industry standards and testing methodologies. This also ensures that its products are compatible with HVAC and room conditioning products of other manufacturers and allows its products to be sold, installed and serviced by local licensed electrical contractors in the US.
Aprilaire has a vast dealer network and contractor partners for sale, installation and service of its products within the US. With Aprilaire, you are assured of high quality products that are tailor made for weather conditions in the US. If you buy Aprilaire products, you are investing in your family’s health and comfort and the high quality after sales support ensures that you will continue to enjoy the benefits for the lifetime of those products.
What Are Aprilaire 700 Owners Saying?
Spent many hours researching how to install a whole house humidifier and this one was recommended many times. When our furnace got serviced this fall the technician also recommended we get a humidifier and when I asked him which model this is the one he recommended. It’s really hard to find anyone selling this unit because the manufacturer doesn’t want just anyone to install it, they recommend a technician so I was pretty happy when I found it on Amazon.
I had been researching whole house humidifiers for some time and finally decided on this Aprilaire Model 700 Automatic Whole-house Powered Humidifier with Digital Control from talking to local HVAC installers and reviews I located online. I checked around and the lowest I could find someone to install it for me was $350, so I decided to take the plunge and do it myself.
We are so happy with this humidifier! We live in an area where the air gets very dry and it was making us miserable. We had to play with the settings to get just the right level but we have been very happy with this unit and highly recommend it to everyone!