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I installed a whole house humidifier.... it seems to be working but no increase in humidity

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  • craig859 Jan 22, 2009

    I installed it a few days ago... Shouldn't I get a raise in humidity when I place the humidity meter over the register when it is running? everything seems to be working and I have the humidistat turned all the way up..

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    Rob Houg May 11, 2010

    Sorry brian Honeywell's website crashed my computer. They must not have like firefox




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I do apologize for being disconnected Craig859. As i said before honeywells website crashed my pc.


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Whole house humidifiers work only when the blower is running. How long has it been installed. It can take 2-4 days to increase the humidity level as all of your furniture, walls etc. are absorbing the humidity first. Many times if you leave the blower in the on position for a day or two it helps to increase the humidity level it just depends on how your system is wired. Also set your humidistat to 40-50%. Did you install it or a professional?

Posted on Jan 22, 2009

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    Perry Putnam Jan 22, 2009

    The best place to check for humidity is near the return. Which should be relatively close to the T-stat. What kind of humidifier is it? Where did you mount it? Unless you are running hot water through it you won't get a huge amount of measurable humidity in the supply air. It's a gradual thing and could take a few days. The amount of air and it's temp. will also dictate how much humidity is evaporated into the air. Tell me about your set up.

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I can't tell if it is working. The humidity reading in the house is 20%. When I open the humidifier, I see that the water is trickling over the filter but it doesn't seem to ever get saturated.


Hello, is there water going down the drain tube, if so then the humidifier is working. The pad does not really get saturated the water just trickles on the pad and the the fan blows it into the air duct. your outside air temp determines what your humidistat should be set at.

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By setting the humidistat to a higher setting means that there will be more humidity produced by the humidifier. Depending on what the outside temp is that will determine what setting it should be set at.

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If your humidifier is working properly, then the problem lies outside of the humidifier. For example how long does your furnance run when the thermostat calls for heat? If your furnace is oversized for your home, it will heat your home relatively quickly, and turn off, while your humidifier does not have a chance to work long enough for it to increase the humidity. If this is the case, you could try to set the thermostat to run the fan in manual mode instead of automatic. This will give the humidifier a chance to increase the humidity.

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you may try running your blower 100% of the time.this should allow the humidifier to stay on even when your not heating. once the humidity level gets to where you want it, you may be able to put the fan selector back to auto. also you mentioned you have a variable blower. this is great if it is set up to run at approx. 20% fan speed when it is not heating or cooling. at 20% you can circulate enough air through the house to humidify without being able to hear the noise of the blower. it will really increase the comfort level of the house if you tend to have hot and cool spots. if it was not set up this way, contact the installer and ask if they can do this for you.

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No increase in humidity after installing whole house humidifier


have you checked the damper ? is the motor running the right direction ? have you increased the water supply to it ? you need to be sure that it is coming on only when you have a call for heat, normally your humidistat should be installed near the return, or on the return duct, for proper sensing, you could try holding a pan of steaming water, placing the stat above it, not to close, to see if the stat shuts off the hum, a little trick, that way you will know if the stat works ok, hope these helped, thanks for the question, mr.grzz

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Honeywell Envirocaire Whole House humidifier not elevating humdity in home. Installed sev. years ago by HVAC contractor. Can't get the humid. above 30% no matter how high I turn it up. It is fed by hot...


This may not be a solution, but a couple things you might want to look at. First, the humidifier may not be big enough for your house - just because a contractor installed it doesn't mean he sized it right. Second, humidity may only be 30% locally by the humidistat, but higher in other parts of the house - it depends where the humidistat is located. Finally, look at your hot water line - I'm surprised he ran it off hot water and not cold - seems like a waste of energy to me, but the feed line may be clogged by sediment from the water heater

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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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Try the following test, ( I will resume this is a flow through humidifier)

Spray water directly oin the filter make sure it is saturated. Some water should leak from the bottom. After 10 min measure the Humidity to see if this helped. If there is a higher level of humidity the pbm is that not enough water is saturating the filter. Check the level of the filter & water feed nozzle.

Option 2 is to connect the water feed tube to a Hot water source.

Hope this helps.

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