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Depending on were youre humdistat is mounted either on tha return duct near the furnace or on the wall in the living area this should be an easy fix turn the dial down there is is to much humidy.

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It would seem I can't get my humidifier to work.It is a Essick Air ED11800.I have got it against a interior wall away from any heating vents,changed the filter,and set the humidity level at 60%,ran it for...


If you are using large amounts of water and it is not leaking anywhere than I would be inclined to think that your humidity indicator is not correct. Do you notice any differences since you have been using it,such as less static electricity,skin and hair not as dry as usual or house plants looking better if you have any. Also not knowing what area you live in I don't have any idea what your normal atmospheric temperature or humidity are. Other factors to consider is how well your house is insulated,number of doors and windows and how many times doors are opened. Without knowing these things your humidifier may be doing all it can. Hope this is of some help.Thank

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Too much humidity in house water sitting on windows


Adjust your humidistat to lower humidity level. If you do not have a humidistat, get one and install following mfg guidelines. Home Depot sells one for about $30
Search home depot for H8908B1002

Dec 25, 2009 | Honeywell Humidifiers

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No matter what setting is put on furnace humidifier, moisture forms on windows.House is only 6 years old and does have a lot of windows.


Hello WPwilkers, Well there's good news and good news!

First off, you should probably use the lowest possible setting as your house being so new, is likely pretty "air-tight" and as such, doesn't have a lot of air infiltration (gaps and drafts) hence the reason you're seeing moisture on the windows.

Now, I would also use a hygrometer, just like your parents likely had hanging on a wall somewhere in their house. It will give you a better idea of the moistur (humidity) around the house. My guess is that you're already at the 60%+ level of humidity.

I suggest that you turn "OFF" the furnace mounted humidifier, until you no longer see moisture on the windows. That will allow the house to adjust and get back to normal humidity levels.

Then you can start by setting the humidifier on the lowest possible setting and keep an eye on the moisture levels in your coldest room of the house, as that is where you'll first notice the excessive moisture on the windows (just the way it works - cold rooms get condensation on the cooler windows first).

If you don't have the humistat (the control for the furnance mounted humidifer) mounted next to your heating and cooling system thermostat, you should do that - it will make it easier to adjust and also will provide a more accurate reading for the humifier to operate properly.

Some Thermostats have the ability to add a humidifier on it for integrated controlling of the furnace humidifer. Check your Thermostat and Furnance owner's manual for details.

I used to have the same problem and found that by moving the humidifer control from the utility room (mine was in the basement of my house) to the living space, it made a big difference. Since most people's homes have unfinished basements and that's where the HVAC system is located, it doesn't get the same humidty readings as an occupied living space.

The other reason that you tend to get moisture (condensation) forming on windows is that the Percentage of humiditfication is set manually with the humidifier control, and yet, the outside (and inside) air temperature vary and the difference between them can cause the humidity levels to go from very dry to very moist, in a day or two.

I tend to wait until I notice that the air inside the house is getting dry and then turn on my humidifier, once the cold winter days have taken hold. In summary, nothing wrong with your unit, just mother nature and a well built (most air-tight) home are giving you higher levels of condensation than most older homes. Gradual adjustments, once you turn the humidifier off for awhile, should get you the desired results.

I hope you find this Very Helpful and best regards!

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Have a large new house with lots of vinyl clad wood double hung windows on a lake temp today this am is 0 F we have a HRV system house temp is 66 downstairs and 58 upstairs heating with a heat pump and...


Really not efficent to run a heat pump at those temperatures. Below freezing is not good for the compressor in the outside unit. The humidity in the house with the low temp. is causing the condensation on the windows to freeze. Kinda like an air conditoner does in the summer without the freezing humid air from the house goes over the cold a/c coil and the moisture condensates on the coil running down to drain pan. raising the temp. in the house and lowering the humidity should help. I would also recommend running the electric heat in low outside teperatures.

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Water only runs with humidistat in test/reset mode. Aprilaire 600 with an Aprilaire 56 Automatic Humidistat, both about 5 years old. Water line is clear, and test mode runs fine for the 1 minute interval....


you need to make sure your humidity level in the house isnt higher then what your humidifier will provide at any givin outdoor temp. this chart is in the owners manual. you cant remove the wires going to the ODS or it will give an error unless you have a resistor to put in its place. Anyway if the humidifier works in test mode according to AA it works so you may have higher humidity than you think, the highest your gonna get is 45% as the temp outside drops it will allow less humidity so it doesnt cause window condinsation (property damage) here is a copy of the chart. the #s on the left are the dial setting
TABLE 2 – % Relative Humidity Guide
Outdoor Temperature (°F)
-10°F 0°F 10°F 20°F 30°F 40°F
1
10% 10% 10% 15% 20% 25%
2 10% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30%
3 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35%
4 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40%
5 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45%
6 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 45%
7 30% 35% 40% 45% 45% 45%

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it should not run while the fan on the furnace isnt running and if the humidity in the house is higher then the setting on the humidistat(HS). If he mounted the humidistat on the duct you need to make sure he cut a hole to allow the HS to sense whole house humidity thru the return air duct. if you turn the knob on the HS if you listen closly you should hear it click indictacting the humidity level as you raise the dail when you go above the indoor hum it will click and the humidifier should turn on and vise-versa. if it doesnt turn off /on when you hear the click then its wired wrong.

Sep 25, 2009 | Carrier LBP Humidifier

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Moisture


This may not be a humidity problem but a condensation problem. to cold outside too warm inside. humidifiers are tricky because they are to be set according to outside temperature, what you can do is try turning your dial up or down, let it be for a couple of days then try again until you get to a comfortable humidity level.

Jan 28, 2009 | General Filters 1042-LH Humidifier

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Humidifier not collecting water


To both, these sound like de-humidifiers. Is your goal to reduce humidity and dry your room?

If so, if the humidity is low, then the de-humidifier has no work to do. A cheap battery or dial humidistat will help.

If not, check for a clogged filter. No air moving spells no de-humidification.

Also check for a frozen evaporator coil. Same as above but this requires repairs.

Electric dehumidifiers are similar to refrigerators and window AC's. With the fan running, adjust the setting to a lower humidity setting until you hear the compressor kick in. If it does not even at the lowest setting, check the space relative humidity to make sure it has work to do. If it does, repairs may be as simple as cleaning electric contacts in controls or as bad as a refrigerant leak or compressor failure. If its bad, better to replace.

A humidifier adds moisture. If you have a humidifier and want to keep the static off your clothes and keep your nose from drying out, fill the tanks with water and add biocide.

Please do not view my comments as patronizing. Even seasoned engineers have difficulty grasping humidification.

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Works too well, can't stop windows from sweating!


I don't know much about humidifiers other than they are rarely needed and most folk around here would rather there was a lot less humidity., especially considering how easily black mould grows and how injurious to health that can be.
Those few people living with an unsuitable heating system in a badly designed house usually find it is adequate to have a water feature in the lounge or to balance a bowl of water on a radiator.

Certainly when the windows sweat to such a degree, especially if you have double glazing, the humidity must be well above the comfort range, above 70%, and probably well into the moist range of 80% - 90%. Higher than that and any exertion becomes decidedly unconfortable...

I am guessing the humidistat is either faulty or cannot work because the humidity is already too high. I suggest you need to check the humidity in your home with an accurate independent humidity meter before you go further...

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

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