MADISON, Wis. (August 25, 2021) – Aprilaire has introduced the Model 300 residential humidifier, a self-contained, whole-home, fan-powered evaporative humidifier for homes heated with boilers, mini-splits, radiant heat, and other ductless systems, although it can also be installed in homes with forced air where limited space is available for installation.
The new unit features 30 percent more capacity than the Model 350, Aprilaire’s previous generation humidifier, Quiet Fan Technology, and an extended dry-time fan. This self-contained evaporative humidifier draws air through an evaporative water panel and the unit puts out 13 gallons per day, achieving heat for evaporation using 120°F water and room temperature air.
The Model 300 is for homes up to 3,500 square feet (tight construction) and can be easily installed by joist- or wall-mounting in a basement, utility closet, laundry room, or crawl space with access to water. It is hard or flexible duct compatible, with output via floor or baseboard grills and features a quick water panel replacement at the bottom of the unit. At about 14 x 12 x 22-inches, the unit is compact, weighs less than 30 pounds, and includes Aprilaire’s Model 65 digital humidistat.
Proper humidity levels in a home offer a three-fold benefit. Health is improved by minimizing bacteria, viruses, fungi and dust mites which thrive in unbalanced humidity and can cause allergy and asthma symptoms.
“Research shows that maintaining an ideal humidity level between 40 percent and 60 percent throughout your home has significant health benefits, increases comfort and energy efficiency, and even protects your possessions like hardwood floors, cabinetry, musical instruments, and electronics,” said Mindy Wetzel, senior product manager, humidifiers at Aprilaire. “Our new Model 300 provides all these benefits. It’s perfect for homes heated with boilers, mini-splits, and radiant heat but also because it’s self-contained and so compact, it’s a solution for cramped installation spaces in forced air homes too. We’re really proud to have developed the 300 and have it launch to homeowners via our trusted network of installation partners.”
Proper humidity levels in a home offer a three-fold benefit. Health is improved by minimizing bacteria, viruses, fungi and dust mites which thrive in unbalanced humidity and can cause allergy and asthma symptoms. The home is more comfortable, and homeowners reduce energy costs since furnaces operate more efficiently in balanced humidity. Finally, proper humidification can protect a home’s wood floors, cabinetry, instruments, and other furnishings and prevent warping and cracking.
The launch of Aprilaire’s Model 300 marks the most recent professional-grade product introduction in the company’s nearly 70 years of innovation. Previously, in June, the company unveiled its e-series line of dehumidifiers, for residential moisture control at the other end of the spectrum. Professional installation is recommended and Aprilaire works with tens of thousands of professional contractor partners in North America. To learn more about Aprilaire’s Healthy Air solutions, visit www.Aprilaire.com.
*Compared to the Model 350