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Hi! I have a whole house humidifier on my furnace system. What should I have it set on for the winter?

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Whole House Humidifiers ? The Types and Benefits of the Furnace Humidifier


As your gas furnace or other type of furnace heats the air in your house it will be forcing the moisture out of the air. To maintain the proper comfort and to keep things from cracking from lack of moisture you need to install a furnace humidifier.

Furnace humidifiers offer many health benefits. They help to relieve the irritation of breathing dry air. More humidity in the air has shown in studies to lead to healthier lungs and fewer illnesses. To many people, another very important benefit of installing a good furnace humidifier is that the addition of more humidity to the space during cold-weather months allows for you to lower your temperature setting on the thermostat while still maintaining comfort.

If you are already looking for a furnace humidifier, you are probably familiar with many of the great benefits of installing one in your home or office. A good furnace humidifier will also help alleviate some symptoms associated with asthma or allergies as well. A good furnace humidifier can also help you to prevent cracks in your precious wood. Another great benefit of installing a furnace humidifier is that it will help eliminate static electricity.

The three most common types of humidifier are bypass furnace humidifiers, the power spray furnace humidifiers, and also steam furnace humidifiers. The bypass humidifier seems to be the most common furnace humidifier is the bypass humidifier.

All of the different types of humidifiers need to have a lot of maintenance. On the pad type humidifiers you need to clean or change to pads often. On spray type humidifiers the nozzle and pad will need to be changed or cleaned yearly. On the best types of humidifier is the steam furnace humidifier. They produce the most humidity but are very expensive and do require more regular maintenance and upkeep then the other types of humidifier.

A humidifier can be a fantastic addition to your hot air heating system. The type of humidifier that you need to have will often be dependent on the size of the space you are planning to serve. Also, do you need precise control or not? Overall a humidifier is often a must have item if you are heating with hot air heat. Dry air is not any fun and causes many problems. Put up with the time you will need to invest in cleaning and servicing your humidifier. Having the proper amount of moisture in your house will pay you back many times over.

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How do I wire a whole house humidifier to my furnace?


You could wire the Humidifier to the HUM terminal on the Furnace integrated control board, this would allow the humidifier to start only when the blower motor energizes.

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It is running but the house is only at 20% after a full week. Why can I not get it to 35% of so? I see water running when the furnace is running, So, I know it is working. My house is only 1600 sqft and it...


a couple of things, is this new or old..
1. you should have hooked up to hot water side of water not cold
2. you should have summer/winter bypass installed
3. what is your outside humidly running.

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Our aprilaire humidifier is only 4 years old and it does not seem to be working. We have static in the house and when I did test mode it never drained water like it was supposed to. Any ideas what I can do...


Hope this helps, check and see if humidistat is set to 35% humidity and that bypass damper on humidifier is in the open position or winter position.(humidistat is usually located on cold air return duct near furnace). Next, replace humidifier media pad, remember to replace media pad (filter) annually, you also may want to clean any lime deposit out of humidifier housing with a solution of warm water and white vinegar before installing your new media filter.Remember to turn power off at side of furnace when cleaning humidifier and replacing media. Before installing new media turn power back on to furnace, set humidistat to the on position, turn furnace thermostat above room temp., and inspect humidifier to see if water is running from top,(you may want to have a bucket under humidifier when checking for water), if you see water running, turn power back off to furnace, properly install new media filter, reconnect humidifier cover & set humidistat to 35%. If you do not see water present, check water supply valve to humidifier and make sure its turned on. If water supply valve is open, then check water supply tubing for blockage.And the last things to check is to make sure all registers through out your home are open and not blocked by any objects, also make sure furnace filter is cleaned, if none of this works refer to installation manual to see if humidifier was sized and installed properly, Good luck.

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Dry house, albeit have two april aire humidifiers


The reason you can not run your humidifier while the blower is off, is because all the humidity would condense almost immediately and rot out your duct work. If you find that the humidity provided during the cycle of your furnace is inadequate, I would suggest purchasing a table top unit, and keep it in the room where you spend the most time. So, the answer to your question is no, you can not run a humidifier while your blower motor is off. Hope this helps.

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Water keeps running to Honewell 360A Whole House Humidifier


You may need to replace the valve that is wired to the furnace that controls the water flow

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What should my humidifier be set at for the winter?


Hi, Jennifer:

I'm no expert, but those who are seem to agree that the first thing to check is your evaporator panel. Aprilaire recommends replacing it annually--so if you haven't replaced it recently, that would be the first step to take. Next, check the power supply to your Aprilaire unit. Turn the humidistat to 0%, and then turn it slowly back toward 35% until you hear a click at the unit. If you don't hear a click, you'll want to check that the unit is in fact getting electric power (you may want to get an electrician or furnace tech to do this). If you do hear the click, the next thing to check is whether you have sufficient water flow to your Aprilaire unit. On mine, I had to adjust my water supply saddle valve, as well as the inline valve on the discharge side of the solenoid (see prior post from this morning)--and this seemed to clear the lines and restore water flow. Once you achieve proper water flow, you will probably want to set your humidistat at 35% for winter temps of around 20 degrees F--but be sure to adjust it downward for colder weather. Comments, anyone?

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Install HE220 HoneyWell , humidity not increasing in the house.


You can try installing the water line to your hot water if it is installed on cold line for more humidification. You should make sure your humidistat is up line 6" @least from humidifier for proper humidification measurement.

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