Humidification – the process of adding moisture to the air is one of the most important aspects of total indoor comfort, yet it is one of the least understood. One reason is that humidity is an intangible. It can’t be seen, touched, or smelled. It has no color or sound. But its presence, when properly controlled, offers many proven benefits. Humidification during the heating season not only adds to human comfort, but it helps to protect your home and its furnishings from the harmful effects of air that is too dry.
The evidence of air that is too dry is easy to identify. In addition to making one feel uncomfortable, the dry air “steals” moisture from plaster, wood, glue and fabrics. Over a period of time this can result in cracks in ceilings and walls, loose furniture joints and flooring, shrinking mouldings, and loosened wallpaper. Leather dries out, oil paintings crack, house plants tend to wilt, and the piano goes out of tune. An Aprilaire 800 Steam Humidifier can alleviate the problems of having air that is too dry.