Whole House Humidifiers

Why you need a Humidifier:

If you have proper humidity levels, you will also feel warmer in your home with lower temperatures. It affects not only you and your family, but it affects your furniture, hardwood floors, trim work, cabinetry, and other items in the home that rely on proper moisture levels. In fact, some hardwood floor companies will not warranty their floors if proper humidity levels are not maintained. Low humidity levels, especially in the winter months can dry out the air which will dry out your skin, cause static electricity, give you chapped lips and dry hands, and most importantly it dries out the nasal passages which is your body’s first defense in keeping viruses and bacteria from entering your body.

It is a common misconception that cold air “winter” is the cause of catching the common cold or flu. While the cold and flu are more common during this time is not due to the cold air temperature. It is due to the cold air being dry. The influenza virus and rhinovirus have a better chance of surviving and spreading in low humidity environments. In the United States, colds are more common in the fall and winter. This is mostly due to factors such as the start of the school year and the tendency for people to remain indoors. Inside, air tends to be drier. Dry air dries up the nasal passages, which can lead to infection. Humidity levels also tend to be lower in colder weather. Cold viruses are better able to survive in low humidity conditions. The ideal range of humidity through the cold weather months is somewhere between 30-50%. To low and the air is to dry, to high and mold will start to grow and dust mites will reproduce at an accelerated rate.

Humidifiers and Your Health:

Conditioning the amount of moisture in the air will affect your health and your comfort.

  • Our quality humidifiers provide proper humidity levels all winter long.
  • Improper humidity levels can cause health problems such as dry skin, sore throat, and much more.
  • Your body will thank you! To learn more about humidity please contact us.

Whole House Humidifiers and Your Home:

Your home walls, doors, cabinets and furniture is most likely made from wood – and contains some moisture. In the winter season, dry air from furnace systems sucks that moisture out.  This results in wood shrinks and cracks. Hardwood floors separate at the seams, furniture shrinks and cracks, and doors warp.

Best of All:

Proper relative humidity helps you save energy costs!

Humidifier Installation Cost:

A new Aprilaire model 500M humidifier with basic installation cost starts at $690.00. That includes the sheet metal, electric and water line installation. Call 513.574.4000 today to have a Comfort Advisor verify your installation price. There are many different aspects to a humidifier installation that can change the installation price. Here at JM Mechanical, we have a very organized approach to replacing or installing a humidifier that we have menu style pricing for like for like replacements and standard installations. Like for like means we are installing the same or very similar style humidifier as the existing air conditioner. We can always make upgrades of course but these upgrades may slightly raise the installation price. This is why our comfort adviser needs to verify installation price prior to installation. We have four popular models of humidifiers. Let’s take a look at four different models and the installation price for each model.

Aprilaire 500M: BUY WITH CONFIDENCE This humidifier was designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by Aprilaire – the inventor of the whole home evaporative humidifier, and the leader in indoor air quality solutions. FULL COVERAGE up to 3,000 square feet in tightly built homes with a capacity of 12 gallons per day. DUAL SENSOR 24/7 AUTO MODE continually monitors and responds to both outdoor temperature and indoor relative humidity to deliver optimum humidity throughout the home – simply set it and forget it. This humidifier starts at $690.00.

Aprilaire 600M: Our most popular model. This humidifier was designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by Aprilaire – the inventor of the whole home evaporative humidifier, and the leader in indoor air quality solutions. FULL COVERAGE up to 4,000 square feet in tightly built homes with a capacity of 17 gallons per day. DUAL SENSOR 24/7 AUTO MODE continually monitors and responds to both outdoor temperature and indoor relative humidity to deliver optimum humidity throughout the home – simply set it and forget it. CONVENIENT DIGITAL CONTROL shows percent humidity, lights indicate humidifier is running, when to change the water panel, when service is needed, and Blower Activation switch sets humidifier to run continually, or only when the furnace runs. This humidifier starts at $725.00.

Aprilaire 700M: This humidifier was designed and manufactured in the U.S.A. by Aprilaire – the inventor of the whole home evaporative humidifier, and the leader in indoor air quality solutions. BUILT-IN FAN pulls heated air directly from the furnace through the humidifier. FULL COVERAGE up to 4,200 square feet in tightly built homes with a capacity of 18 gallons per day. DUAL SENSOR 24/7 AUTO MODE continually monitors and responds to both outdoor temperature and indoor relative humidity to deliver optimum humidity throughout the home – simply set it and forget it. CONVENIENT DIGITAL CONTROL shows percent humidity, lights indicate humidifier is running, when to change the water panel, when service is needed, and Blower Activation switch sets humidifier to run continually, or only when the furnace runs. This humidifier starts at $1,500.00.

Aprilaire 800: This is a steam humidifier. FULL COVERAGE up to 6,200 square feet in tightly built homes. Choose from 6 levels of output adding 11.5 to 34.6 gallons of moisture into the air per day based on voltage and installation. IDEAL FOR homes in arid, desert climates or with all electric heat source. PURIFIED WATER NOT REQUIRED Electrode technology requires impurities in the water to promote the transfer of electricity. Water filtration is not recommended – minimizing installation complexity and operating costs. NO WHITE FILM OR DUST is left behind for you to clean up like other steam humidifiers. Aprilaire humidifiers just provide clean, humidified air. Installation starts at $1,900.00.

Call 513.574.4000 today to have a comfort adviser confirm your installation price.

We invite you to contact our highly trained HVAC Technicians at 513.574.4000 or email us for a free quote. We take great pride in satisfying the needs of all our customers! 

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