Aprilaire Humidifiers: Air cleaners, Parts & Filters
Aprilaire humidifiers are one of the most trusted brands of air cleaning and HVAC products in the industry. It all began when Research Products Corporation began developing and manufacturing the first flow-through evaporative humidifiers in 1954. Since then it has purchased Dri-Steem and Eden Prairie, Minn. and gone on to successfully build a reputation for some of the best humidifiers on the market.
Despite this success Aprilaire flow-through humidifiers do have one flaw: they require a fair amount of maintenance. Regular cleaning by the homeowner and servicing from an HVAC company are needed to keep the humidifier running at its optimum efficiency. On top of this, the water panels often need to be replaced with Aprilaire parts which can cost upwards of $20.
Aprilaire has countered this problem by developing a range of more sophisticated whole house humidifiers with the most popular being the automatic humidifier. This system comes equipped with a computer that regulates the humidifiers operation thereby minimizing the amount of manual adjustments. It is also a much more economical option in terms of the amount of water it uses which also makes it one of the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly humidifiers on the market.
Where to find Aprilaire humidifier parts and filters:
Aprilaire products are sold through licensed contractors and this is where you will find frequently required parts and filters. Contractors normally have a range of replacement parts but for electrical components and motors homeowners will need to contact and Aprilaire dealer. To find Aprilaire humidifier parts and filters go to their website and click on the replacement parts link or use the dealer locator search option.
The Electronic Air Cleaner is another one of Aprilaire’s best sellers as it is one of the few whole-house cleaners that are capable of filtering out microscopic virus particles with 80 percent efficiency, pollen and other spores at 99 percent efficiency and bacteria at 94 percent. It is worth noting that a number of Aprilaire cleaners were recalled not long ago because the inner plastic housing was not flame resistant.