Choosing the right humidifier is an important decision not to mention an inevitable investment. Every home needs a humidifier and the Aprilaire Model 700 (AM 700) Whole-House Humidifier features automatic digital control and is one of the best options on the market. The Aprilaire 700 Humidifier is one of eight updated humidifier models from Aprilaire and this fan-powered humidifier costs about $225 online. The AM 700 is a direct dimensional replacement for the Aprilaire 760 humidifier. The Aprilaire Model 700 and 700M humidifiers were first introduced in 2007.

These units are “powered” humidifiers and replace the 110, 112, 700A, 760-A and 768. Complementing any central heating or cooling system, it delivers up to 50% more moisture in comparison to competitive units. The AM 700 also has an evaporation capacity of 0.75 gallons per hour which is among the highest capacity humidifiers that are sold. The 700 humidifies homes up to 4,200 square feet in size and is completely automatic meaning it has a built-in fan that pulls heated air directly from the furnace. In addition, the AM 700 humidifier can be installed in either automatic or manual mode to cater to each homeowners needs.

The AM 700 has a number of integral features including the new easy-to-use digitally controlled humidistat. This feature provides automatic digital control and can turn on your HVAC blower when there’s a need for humidification, even if there’s no call for heat. The humidistat works in conjunction with your furnace to control the operation of the humidifier. It utilizes an outdoor temperature sensor for monitoring even the slightest changes in outdoor temperature and adjusts the operation time of the humidifier to provide the optimum humidity level in the home. The installation of the outdoor temperature sensor is optional. Some features that can be seen on the new lighted display include indoor relative humidity readout, service indicator light, water panel change light, and “on” indicator light. These notification lights will help to troubleshoot for issues and make it easier to maintain the unit.

Besides the outdoor temperature sensor, the AM 700 also features a first humidifier water panel, a twenty-four volt transformer and a saddle valve to provide premium performance. The AM 700 has a fan which moves the air through the water panel. The fan pulls the hot air from the duct into the water panel and then sends it out the two slots on either side of the water panel. The fan does not blow the air through the water panel and into the duct.

A huge advantage that the AM 700 has is that it is very easy to install even in tight spaces due to the fact that it does not require extra bypass ductwork. In addition, the AM 700 comes with a very fair five year warranty from the date of installation for parts as well as an Aprilaire 700 Humidifier Annual Maintenance Kit. Also included in other Aprilaire model humidifiers, the maintenance kit gives you all the parts you need to properly maintain your humidifier and extend its use. You effectively stop problems when you add a whole house humidifier like the Aprilaire 700 to your home and, more importantly, you prevent health possible health issues.