Question about Heating & Cooling
Posted by Anonymous on
A couple questions so I can be sure we are talking about the same machine:
Is your humidifier, located near your furnace, and in one of the sheet metal ducts?-- These kind circulate humidity through-put all the open registers in the connected heating system...
Or is this a portable humidifier that you place in one room, and that room is the first to get the increase in humidity-- These are portable, plug-in-the wall powered units.
The first ones (Mounted in the duct..)
Usually has a rotating 'cage' that has an absorbent pad -- maybe 10 inches in diamter-- and a little motor and gearbox, that slowly rotates this pad thru the trap of water in the bottom. As this bad rotates like this, and the house system's air fan is drawing air past this wet pad, you can see how moisture would be added to your house and it heated air.
This pad needs to be replaced at least annually-- So -- can you replace that pad?-- The local hardware store can sell you replacement pads, and you just stable, or sew them on the large wheel-- Make sense?
If your's is the portable kind-- There may not be a rotating drum-- but maybe stationary pads?
-- Can you remove them?-- and take them to the local Hardware store (after they dry!!) - carry in a sealed plastic bag, for thre may be some nasty mold spores in those pads!
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Posted on Dec 28, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Check Filter Indicator
The ability of any humidifier to efficiently supply humidity output relies heavily on the
condition of the filter. As the filter loads with impurities it gradually loses its wicking
capability. When this happens, moisture output is reduced and the humidifier has to work
longer to satisfy the selected setting. This humidifier has a check filter reminder timed to
appear after 720 hours of operation. When the Check Filter (CF) message is displayed,
disconnect the power cord and check the condition of the filter. If a build-up of deposits or
severe discoloration is evident replace the filter to restore maximum efficiency. The CF
message is reset when the humidifier is plugged back in.
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