I don't think that's the exact model but it's more of a general question anyway. My house still seems dry after the humidistat turned all the way up. I checked the filter and half is getting water, the other half is not. I know it's an ideal solution, but has anyone ever soaked the filter in plain water every so often to keep it moist and from dry rotting out? I'm having a party and a dry house adds to a hangover quite a bit.
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Hello, if there is no water draining out of the humidifier than it is not working, The humidifier should turn on and off with the furnace, The best thing to do is have the humidifier tuned up by changing the water panel, making sure the there is voltage present the the solenoid valve, and making sure the water supply is getting to the solenoid valve. Let me know if you have any further questions I will be glad to assist you.
There is no "standard" amount of water that will be used.
This is a flow-thru type humidifier, which means water runs through an evaporative pad and air blows over it to evaporate the water and humidify the house.
The amount of water the unit uses will depend on the house water pressure, humidistat setting, outdoor conditions, the condition of the humidifier pad, the temperature of the air flowing over the pad, the size of the house, the number of people in the house, the amount of of moisture-absorbing material in the home like textiles, carpeting, drapes, furniture etc., and temperature in the house. There are other factors as well.
The humidistat should be set to the lowest point possible and still provide some humidification (so you don't get zapped by touching metal objects or light switches). Some stats are calibrated in percent, while others simply have numbers on the dial. If you have the stat set too high, you may see frost forming on windows or around doors, in which case the setting should be lowered.
if you are constantly heating the house, your heter element in the furnace is drawing in and drying out the air you are humidifying. Heat the house, and then turn on the humidifier while the heater is not running. Is your humidifier able to do your entire house (whole house) or just a small room unit?
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
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.