Will the Aprilaire model 800 Steam Humidifier produce enough humidity for my whole home?

Consumer question:

I have a 2400 sq ft home 10 ft ceilings with 1700 sq ft developed in basement. Will the 800 steam unit provide adequate protection with hardwood floors throughout.

Aprilaires’ response:

Thank you for contacting Aprilaire.

Yes, the 800 steam humidifier should be able to properly humidify your home. Actually the 800 is capable of humidifying larger areas, but that would be good anyway since the needs for humidity in your home are greater than an average home. We say this because of the extra woodwork having hard wood floors throughout the home. This will grab alot of the moisture.

There will be no ‘over kill’ because once you reach the RH level you are looking for, the humidifier will turn off.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

2 thoughts on “Will the Aprilaire model 800 Steam Humidifier produce enough humidity for my whole home?

  1. Pieter Erasmus

    I had Model 800 installed in my home a month ago. The install was done with manual mode and switch to off position. Humidity dropped to 25%. I turned on the furnace fan to run constant trying to get the humidity up in the home. It has been a week of constant running the fan and the humidity will not go higher than 40%. I have hard wood flooring in my main floor and based on research hardwood flooring requires 45% to 55% humidity. My HVAC guy is going to get an electrician in to wire the unit to 240V. My home is 2250 sq ft. Why can I not get the humidity to 45%?

    1. aprilaireadmin

      Hello Pieter,

      Thank you for contacting us regarding your humidifier. What voltage and amperage are you currently wired to? The different voltage and amperage settings will affect the capacity of the model 800 vastly. Please respond or call us toll free 7am to 5pm Central time, 1-800-334-6011.

      Thank you!


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