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Re: Furnace humidifier recommendation please
real80sman #324196 09/29/10 02:25 AM
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Hey Shawn,

I haven't had anybody look at it, but last winter my humidifier had a very hard time keeping up with my HRV and my house was very dry. I don't think it's broken, I just figured that it isn't very good.

I guess I'll have someone come in and take a look at it first.

Thanks bud, hopefully you've saved me some cash.

Now hopefully I can find a trusting tech.......not Direct Energy!


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Re: Furnace humidifier recommendation please
Ya_basta #324197 09/29/10 02:31 AM
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Lol! my installer told me to stay clear of Direct Energy, too!


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Re: Furnace humidifier recommendation please
Adrian #327408 11/02/10 09:27 PM
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So, my 1042 furnace humidifier is working perfectly fine. The service technician and representative at GeneralAire told me exactly what I thought was happening-my HRV and humidifier are competing against each other.

Because my house is so energy efficient (tight), my HRV is drying the house out faster than my humidifier can humidify my house. Even with my HRV on its lowest setting, running 20 minutes, then off for 20 minutes, my house is still very dry because my furnace isn't running very often, ergo the humidifier isn't because it only runs when there's a call for heat.

So, the service technician suggested getting a room humidifier, but GeneralAire said that it most likely won't make that much of a difference (also needs to be refilled regularity which doesn't work well for me).

GeneralAire said that a steam humidifier seems like my only option because they will humidify the house when there's not a call for heat, but these units cost around $2000.

I know Shawn is the resident expert, but I didn't know if you guys had some contacts that would give you trustworthy info.

Thanks, I appreciate any help.

Edit-I just found out (precisely why I always do my own research) that the Desert Springs rotary humidifier works when there isn't a call for heat. I've read some very positive reviews about it, but am unfamiliar with the brand. It's also within my price range.

Last edited by wheelz999; 11/02/10 10:00 PM.

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