Aprilaire Model 500M Whole-house Bypass Humidifier w/Manual Control

Most owners of this model we contacted agree the Aprilaire Model 500M is definitely worth the purchase–it does its job well. There are several reasons for this. First of all, the unit has a great drainage system. The drainage system enables it to remove all deposits within stay clean and operational. All excess matter is […]

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Aprilaire Model 500M Whole-house Bypass Humidifier w/Manual Control

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Most owners of this model we contacted agree the Aprilaire Model 500M is definitely worth the purchase--it does its job well.

There are several reasons for this.

First of all, the unit has a great drainage system. The drainage system enables it to remove all deposits within stay clean and operational. All excess matter is flushed away from the system.

Then, there’s the bypass damper. Because of the bypass damper, the installation is much easier. Plus, fewer parts need to be installed. There’s not a single owner who didn’t appreciate this feature because it saves so much time.

The Aprilaire Model 500M controls the humidity level well and it gives accurate temperature readings. The evaporation capacity is 0.50 gallons per hour, and the unit can cover around 3000 square feet.

But that’s not all.

On the practical side, this humidifier is also worth the purchase. It really requires little maintenance, so you won’t lose a lot of time around it. Once it starts working, you’re free.

It will also save you electricity because it operates at 120 watts. And finally, in case you need to move it around, it only weighs 6.1 pounds.

No worries there!

In our research, we asked the users about a feature on the Aprilaire Model 500 M they especially like. So many of them told us what sold them on this humidifier was the change-over for right or left discharge. Users praise this as a wonderful, practical feature.

So, what else makes it good?

Basically, the Aprilaire Model 500M works really well, keeping the entire household optimally humidified. We asked dozens of users would they consider returning the unit and they all said – no.

Moreover, they all agree this humidifier beats any portable humidifier out there.

By a long shot.

Like all Aprilaire models, 500M also has a 5-year warranty from the installation date, which is great. The manufacturer’s got you covered there as well.

Now…about the drawbacks.

What most users pointed out the Aprilaire Model 500M still makes some noise, although the manufacturer says it’s practically noiseless.

Apparently, this isn’t true. Ugh.

That’s one of the biggest complaints, for sure. A user pointed out the noise is there because of the solenoid, in charge of turning the water on and off. One user, in particular, complained about this, saying it can definitely be heard.

And on top of all that, the product may be prone to leaking – “may” being the operative word here. Not all users had a problem with this, but a few cases have been reported.

So, is it any good?

The Aprilaire Model 500M will definitely get the job done, that’s for sure. And if you can accept a few issues that go with it, there’s no reason not to like this humidifier.

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FEATURES

  • 16 x 11 x 13 inches; 7.5 pounds
  • covers 3,000 square feet
  • has a built-in bypass damper
  • evaporates 0.50 gallons per hour
  • right or left discharge change-over
  • comes with a drain to flush minerals

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