While I putter around the house, I put on some Hank Jr. songs and I am blissfully happy. Any excuse to ignite the music is great with me. I can be repairing the toilet for all I care. There is always something that has gotten broken or damaged what with all the goings on around the house. After I had adjusted some creaky steps on the back porch and had painted a wall or two outside, it was time to address the Aprilaire air cleaner and humidifier I had bought for myself some time ago. This was more than a quick fix job. I intended to upgrade the entire HVAC system all by myself.
I have had more than one DIY weekend in recent months. They are among my favorite pastimes. I don’t have to worry about running out of chores to do as things just keep piling up. I had to force myself to drop everything and attend to bigger matters like a family reunion and a court date. Fixing the cooling and heating system involved some professional help. I was ready and willing to pay for assistance, but drew the line at the Aprilaire appliance. Surely I could install one small component of the HVAC on my own.
I love DIY weekends, at least most of the time given weather and time constraints that pop up. While some tasks are challenging, others are sublimely rewarding. You feel a sense of accomplishment when you have finished a tough job. The more you do on your own, the more you save and the more satisfied the final feeling. Kudos go to anyone who goes this route. As for me, give me a humidifier any time and I will show my prowess.
I chose an Aprilaire 2000 series whole house model for its specifications after reading reviews online about the Aprilaire Humidifier (“a modern marvel”). It helps you breathe clean allergen-free air in every room. Ducted air purifiers work in tandem with your HVAC for filtering purposes. It is said that about 90% of microscopic impurities are whisked away. The unit has more filtration media than standard furnace filters (usually one inch) and requires modest maintenance.
The humidifier I installed near my furnace (with careful attention to instruction details) seems optimally efficient with an airflow rate of 2,000 cubic feet per minute, also known as CFM. Banish pollen and mold spores! Away with dust and virus-size particles (up to 1 micron and more!). The unit sits out of site, but I know it is working. While the HVAC system heats, cools, and circulates air, the electrostatically-charged filter removes at the same time airborne “debris.” You get clean, cool, moisture (read mold) free air.
I have been told, as if all this wasn’t enough, that the Aprilaire will prolong the life of my HVAC system. This might cut down on my DIY, but I won’t complain for a second. There is always something else to do around the house, garage, and yard. I am glad that I selected a reputable company for peace of mind.