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Humdifier is dry on furnace,what should it be set at

20 or higher 40 does not work either Help

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I have the exact same problem. At this time I am looking for a new solinoid (part on the bottom) to install. Anyone else having this problem and know where to find replacement parts

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It is fine to set the humidity level to wherever makes you comfortable Hope this helps

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Is the furnace fan set on auto or on. You will get better humidity if you keep the fan on. It won't add much to your electric bill because many of the newer furnaces operate the fan on DC voltage. Try it!

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It depends on personal preferance,an air conditionner is going to remove humidity or water from the home,as water contains heat.

I would shut off the humidifier.The 40% setting depends on where in the world your located,say nevada is dry and hot so you may want a humidifier.Where florida is hot and humid so you would want to dehumidify or get rid of the humidity.

Lower the setting to 20% or just turn it off.

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