Product Reviews - Humidifier

April 1, 2016 • By


Aprilaire 350 – Self Contained Humidifier

I only have a small house so I wasn’t looking for a humidifier that was extremely powerful, just one that I knew could provide my home with a good level of humidity and one that wouldn’t be too difficult to install. Fortunately for me, with the Aprilaire 350 I found what I was looking for.

Since we got the Aprilaire humidifier I’ve noticed a big difference in my home. The humidifier we had before was, firstly, difficult to maintain and I frequently had to change parts and clean it. With the Aprilaire 350 I’ve not had to do this so much, which is great.

Before I bought the Aprilaire 350 I was having some trouble sleeping and was snoring a lot, so my aim was to eliminate this and get a good night’s sleep.

The Basics

Like the Aprilaire Model 360 Humidifier, the Aprilaire Model 350 Humidifier is designed for homes with radiators or baseboard heating systems, rather than homes with forced air heating. It is the most basic of the Aprilaire models, but will help you achieve comfort throughout your home provided you are living in a small to medium sized place of up to 3000 square meters, like me. This humidifier also requires water, electricity and access to a drain to run, and so will be ideally placed in a closet or laundry room.

Once the humidifier is placed in the closet (or elsewhere), you face the backend to this room where it will connect up to everything it needs. The frontend will be facing into your home and provide the house with good, healthy air.

As I mentioned before, the Aprilaire Model 350 Humidifier’s 0.50 gallons per hour evaporative capacity is not the most powerful on the market, but for the cost it works fine and, despite being low on the list, is still a trusty option if you’re looking for a humidifier.

Aside from the ease of installation and upkeep, one thing I really appreciate about the Aprilaire 350 is the fact that it comes with a 5 year warranty. I’m not exactly gifted when it comes to work around the house, and so if it were to break I wouldn’t really know what to do. It’s important to note that this warranty is only applicable if you have an expert install the unit for you.

The Aprilaire 350 is fairly quiet. Since I have it in my hallway I rarely notice the noise, though perhaps in your bedroom or living room it would be a different story. In any case, since it isn’t so powerful, the fans aren’t too loud.

The verdict

People looking for a powerful humidifier will want to look elsewhere. This will not manage to push air throughout a large home, but there’s no doubting it is a good, trusty humidifier that does the job in a smaller house. Since I got the Aprilaire 350 I’ve been much more comfortable in my home, and have enjoyed some great, undisturbed sleep!