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I don't know how open 550 unit to check or change water level.

I have a Aprilaire unit, not sure how old it is since it was in the house when we purchased it.

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Sould be a small handle on the oppisite side frm the duct outlet. it just pops off

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How do i know that it is working? aprilaire 550 is approx 8 yrs old. it seems as if i still get shocks and my house is dry..


Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.

simple you should see water running inside the unit, you can turn on.keep the cover off..

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Dec 27, 2010 | Aprilaire 550 Humidifier

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I have an old Aprilaire 550. Can't get the humidity to desired level of 40-45% humidity, only 36-39%. Is there anything I can do. Water is very hard in my home could this be the reason why water isn't...


Sorry to read about your problem, I hope this helps you out.
You are at the limit of what the unit can do.
One little thing you can do is see if the unit is hooked up to hot water instead of cold water.

OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE RECOMMENDED SETTING
-20F -29C 15%
-10F -23C 20%
0F -18C 25%
+10F -29C 30%
+20F - 7C 35%
+30F - 1C 40%

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Dec 26, 2010 | Aprilaire 550 Humidifier

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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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your drain pipe is clogged up, going to drain- Duh

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Humidity not going up


I have a similar problem with mine too. I am interested to see if anyone can diagnose this problem

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