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We offer the supply and installation of a wide range of central/furnace humidifiers, including Carrier, Lennox, and Aprilaire models.

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The Importance of Central Air Humidifier

What Are Humidifiers, And Why Are They Essential?

A humidifier is a device that adds moisture to the air in a home by releasing water vapor. The increased humidity can help relieve dry skin, sinus congestion, and other respiratory problems. Humidifiers are also known to help reduce the occurrence of colds and flu.

 

Dry air and low relative humidity are also responsible for many health-related issues, especially in those with respiratory ailments. The absence of moisture in your home can cause nosebleeds and general dehydration, skin and eye irritations, etc. You may also experience mild troubling effects such as static electricity shocks.

 

Humidifiers are especially recommended for cold winter days when the furnace runs almost continuously, producing dry heated airDry air sucks out the moisture in your home, damaging wooden doors, crown moldings, floors, and furniture. In other words, an absence of moisture in the air can ruin your home decor and your furniture, not to mention your health. The most effective way to avoid or minimize such damage is to address the humidity levels in your home with the help of a humidifier. 

 

We all know that dry air does not hold heat well, so your heaters will have to work overtime to heat your home, leading to high utility bills. Adding water vapor to the air with the help of a humidifier helps balance the humidity levels. Also, since moist air feels warmer, it reduces the load on your furnace. 

 

Therefore, a humidifier will keep your home temperatures comfortable even with your thermostat set at a lower temperature, thus reducing your utility bills.

What Type of Humidifier Do I Need?

On average, we spend at least a third of our day indoors. So, it’s important to invest in humidity control. There are many types of humidifiers on the market, but they all fall into one of two categories: warm mist or cool mist.

 

  • Warm Mist Humidifier: These humidifiers heat the water before releasing it into the air. They are often used to treat cold and flu symptoms because heat helps kill germs.
  • Cool Mist Humidifier: These humidifiers do not heat the water before releasing it into the air. Since it does not produce any hot steam, this type is often recommended for people with respiratory problems.

 

Depending on the weather conditions, it can be difficult to determine exactly how much humidity is needed in your home. While humidity is beneficial, too much of it is also not good for your home or health. For example, if the outdoor temperature is between 0F (-18C) to 40F (5C), a relative humidity range of 25% to 45% is considered optimal.

 

The optimized setpoint is different for every home and would always depend on the outside temperature. You have to monitor the humidity and be sure to balance the relative humidity level in your home and have it optimized at a level where you feel comfortable but do not observe condensation on your windows.

 

Humidifiers that function automatically are known as automatic humidifiers, and they include a temperature sensor. They automatically alter humidity levels based on the outside temperature. If you’re planning on installing a new humidifier for the first time, whether manual or automatic, a trial-and-error period will help you determine the best-suited relative humidity setpoint.

Finding The Right Solution With Air Makers

At Air Makers, we supply and install the right humidifying solution for your home. Please refer to the table below for a complete overview of our humidifier models and their pricing. These are flow-through humidifiers, which vary in terms of the amount of water they can handle and evaporate. As a result, their coverage area varies. The Aprilaire Model A600, for example, is an automatic humidifier with a built-in outside temperature sensor.

 

We also carry all Carrier humidifiers and the Carrier Infinity™ Control, which helps any humidifier function as an automatic humidifier. The Carrier Infinity™ system is always coupled with an outside temperature sensor. It helps you manage ventilation, airflow, humidity levels, and indoor air quality, in addition to eight zones, from wherever you are. All you need is a smartphone or tablet connected to the system.

Outdoor-Indoor Relative Humidity Table

Outdoor Temperature Relative Humidity (RH)
40F(5C) 45%
30F(-1C) 40%
20F(-7C) 35%
10F(-12C) 30%
0F(-18C) 25%
-10F(-23C) 20%
-20F(-29C) 15%
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Furnace Humidifier Prices

Honeywell Honeywell GeneralAire GeneralAire GeneralAire
$345 $395 $365 $430 $500
HE225 HE265 570M (Manual) 1099LHS (Manual) 1137 (Powered)
12 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 2500 Sq ft
17 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 4000 Sq ft
12 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 2000 Sq ft
17 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 3000 Sq ft
18 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 3000 Sq ft
Aprilaire Aprilaire Aprilaire Aprilaire
$375 $405 $580 $630
M500 (Manual) M600 (Manual) M400 (Water Saver) M700 (Powered)
0.50 Gal/Hour - Coverage up to
2500 Sq ft
0.70 Gal/Hour - Coverage up to
4000 Sq ft
0.70 Gal/Hour - Coverage up to
4000 Sq ft
0.75 Gal/Hour - Coverage up to
4200 Sq ft
Aprilaire Aprilaire Aprilaire Aprilaire
$475 $505 $580 $730
A500 (Automatic) A600 (Automatic) M400 (Automatic & Water Saver) M700 (Automatic & Powered)
0.50 Gal/Hour - Coverage up to
2500 Sq ft
0.70 Gal/Hour - Coverage up to
4000 Sq ft
0.70 Gal/Hour - Coverage up to
4000 Sq ft
0.75 Gal/Hour - Coverage up to
4200 Sq ft
Carrier Carrier Carrier Carrier Carrier
$455 $505 $605 $650 $750
HUMCCSBP
(Manual)
HUMCCLBP
(Manual)
HUMCCWBP
(Water Saver)
HUMCCSFP
(Powered)
HUMXXLFP
(Powered)
12 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 2500 Sq ft
17 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 4000 Sq ft
17 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 4000 Sq ft
12 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 2500 Sq ft
18 Gal/Day - Coverage
up to 4000 Sq ft
Lennox Lennox Lennox Lennox Lennox Lennox
$405 $430 $550 $650 $750 $850
HCWB3-12
(Manual)
HCWB3-17
(Manual)
HCWB3-18
(Powered)
HCWB3-12A
(Automatic)
HCWB3-17A
(Automatic)
HCWB3-18A
(Automatic & Powered)
12 Gal/Day -
Coverage up to
2500 Sq ft
17 Gal/Day -
Coverage up to
4000 Sq ft
18 Gal/Day -
Coverage up to
4000 Sq ft
12 Gal/Day -
Coverage up to
2500 Sq ft
17 Gal/Day -
Coverage up to
4000 Sq ft
18 Gal/Day -
Coverage up to
4000 Sq ft
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Other Means of Indoor Humidification

And last but not least – you don’t always need a humidifier in your home in order to avoid the hazardous effects of dry air. If you have any means of humidification in your home that puts moisture into the air, it could potentially replace a central humidifier. For example, if there are significant number of plants in your home – as plants release water vapour into the air during the photosynthesis process. Or if a lot of cooking during the day is always on the agenda; if you own a large fish tank setup or even if you live in a rather rural setting surrounded by plants and trees you might not need a central humidifier. Just be sure to have some means of monitoring of the humidity level in your home, i.e. a humidistat, in order to optimize your health and comfort when it comes to issues concerning this topic.

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