Aprilaire Humidifiers

Get Relief from Dry Winter Air

Ever wonder why you get more colds and flu in winter? It’s not just the freezing temperatures. Dry indoor air leaves our eyes, nose and throat parched, cracked and more vulnerable to viruses and bacteria. It’s also terrible for your hardwood floors and furnishings.

The good news is that there’s an easy fix. Dr HVAC carries a wide selection of Aprilaire humidifiers, and can help you find the right one for your home and budget. Specially designed to achieve the perfect level of humidity without adding too much moisture, Aprilaire has been a whole-home humidity technology leader since 1954, and they continue to make top equipment today.

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Why Should I Invest in a Whole Home Humidifier Solution when Portables are Cheaper?

There are 3 big reasons:

  1. Better humidity throughout your home. Whole-home humidifiers give you better, more even humidity everywhere you go. With portables, you step out of the room and you’re back to desert conditions.
  2. Much less hassle and mess. Anyone who has used a portable knows what a pain it is to have to constantly refill the tank and clean up spilled water. A whole-home humidifier hooks up to your water supply.
  3. Nothing in the way. You have to look at a portable humidifier. A whole-home air filtration solution attaches to your furnace and is effectively invisible.

When you also consider that having a better humidity level can make most people more comfortable at a lower temperature, you can add “energy savings” to the list as well.

I was very happy with the service and quality work. Was able to find and fix a leaky gas line that other contractors could not. Was very professional on time and well priced. Would recommend to anyone in a heart beat. Thank you.

Tyler Evans

East York

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Will an Aprilaire make my home mouldy?

A. No. They are designed to shut down when the humidity reaches a maximum of 45% humidity (or a lower level you set). Mould does not grow in humidity levels of less than 60%. Please note that bathrooms can get more humid if not properly ventilated.

Q.Will an Aprilaire humidifier get mouldy inside?

A. No. They are designed to prevent mould growth. They do not have standing water, and there is no “food” for them. Where a risk exists, parts are treated with an anti-microbial coating.

Q. Will an Aprilaire humidifier cause my windows to steam up?

A. Any humidifier can cause condensation on windows if the outdoor temperature drops quickly and windows become colder. You may need to adjust your settings to compensate if you don’t have one of the automated models. Your Dr HVAC technician can teach you how to do this.

Q. Will an Aprilaire humidifier interfere with my air cleaner, furnace or air conditioner?

A. No. All Aprilaire humidifiers are evaporative, not misting. That means water is a gas, not fine droplets. The gaseous water passes right through your other equipment without harming it.


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Our Aprilaire Humidifiers

All Aprilaire humidifiers have a 5 year limited warranty on parts – but only when installed by a licensed heating and cooling contractor like Dr HVAC. They perform quietly and are easy to maintain, generally only needing simple media replacement once a year.

Aprilaire Model 800 Steam Humidifier

  • For homes up to 6,200 square feet and non-forced air heating.
  • Automatic or manual control.
  • Works using cold water that is hard or soft.

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Aprilaire Model 700 Power Humidifier

  • For homes up to 4,200 square feet.
  • Best evaporation capacity available: 0.75 gallons per hour.
  • Automatic control.

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Aprilaire Model 600 Large Bypass Humidifier

  • For homes up to 4,000 square feet.
  • Delivers 0.70 gallons per hour – that’s 50% more than most comparable units.
  • Automatic control.

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Aprilaire Model 500 Small Bypass Humidifier

  • For homes up to 3,000 square feet
  • Delivers 0.50 gallons per hour.
  • Automatic or manual control.

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Aprilaire Model 400 Water Saving Humidifier

  • Uses so little water that no drain is required, and there’s never any standing water.
  • For homes up to 4,000 square feet.
  • Delivers up to 0.70 gallons per hour
  • Automatic or manual control.

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Aprilaire Models 360 and 350 Large Non-Ducted Humidifier

  • For homes up to 4,500 square feet (model 360) and 3,000 square feet (model 350).
  • Delivers 0.50 gallons of moisture per hour.
  • Requires access to hot water supply, electricity and drain.
  • Manual control through humidistat in living area.

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Get Expert Advice for Best Results

We carry a lot of great products, but they all have different advantages and you need to make sure you’re getting the right one. That’s why we’re here – to listen, to understand, and to match you with the right solution.

We’re all about the friendly, no-pressure approach. We educate you so you can make the right choice with all the facts. We want you to be happy with your decision long term, so we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If your new system doesn’t perform as per the manufacturer’s specifications, we’ll fix it for free.

Give Dr HVAC a try – we aim to make you one of our many delighted customers.