Dry Air Difficulties
Relative humidity is the percentage of moisture in the air compared to its maximum capability to hold moisture under the same conditions. 70 degree air can hold about 12 times as much moisture as 10 degree air. Outside air at 10 degrees and 70 percent relative humidity drops to 7 percent relative humidity when heated to normal room temperature without other internal sources of moisture, such as cooking, laundry, showers, etc.
That's only a fraction of the humidity recommended for the average heated home, and its this 'desert dryness' that makes you feel uncomfortable and takes moisture from your home, furnishings, even your family. The recommended indoor relative humidity is 35% and up to 45% in warmer climates or where special construction prevails; and not all humidifiers have the capacity to reach these levels.
Doctors often times have mentioned dry air as one of the causes for nose, throat, and other physical aggravations.
Heated air dries out and shrinks wood framing around doors and window frames. Gaps occur, permitting cold outside air infiltration. Heat loss and higher heating costs are often the results.
Heated, parched air causes:
Aprilaire is the Answer
Proper humidity reduces heating costs by stopping wood shrinkage, which reduces cold air infiltration around door and window frames. In turn, you'll feel warm at lower temperatures. You can actually dial down your thermostat and still be comfortable.
In cases where excessive dry air has been the cause of physical aggravations, doctors have prescribed whole-house humidification.
Furnishings are protected with proper humidity too - reducing the damaging effects of heated, parched air upon everything from your wood floors to your plants.
Aprilaire - Safe and Proven
Aprilaire humidifiers are safe, proven, flow-through evaporative humidifiers. They were the first evaporative, flow-through design humidifiers introduced in 1954, and millions of users have since enjoyed the many benefits of proper humidification with a minimum of maintenance. They produce humidity in a safe, pure water vapor form. No mist or droplets are present which can carry impurities. The flow-through design is your assurance that all minerals and impurities left from the evaporation process are either flushed down the drain, or deposited on the replaceable Water Panel.
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