|12-26-2012, 04:21 PM|
Turning the Corner
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Springfield, Missouri
Casino cash: $59518
Duct Mounted Humidifier
Short Version: Tired of Torturing my Nasal Passages. Want to buy a whole house humidifier.
Long Version: You know the drill. Research Amazon, Home Improvement Forums, etc. Rinse. Repeat.
Nothing like real world experiences to fill in the gaps.
Anyone have experience with a whole house humidifier?
Anyone install their own? Can't be that hard. Not really worried about installing it.
More worried about buying a spendy model that actually stinks. That's where you come in, because nothing drives people to root Chiefs like getting screwed in other areas of life.
Does the whole world seem against you? You're the guys I'd like to hear from.
We are cheering your participation in this thread with all the volume our dry, scratchy throats can muster.
I realize the specific models will vary on application.
Do you like yours? Does it leak? How often does your non-pure tap water force you to change the filters?
Do you use a version with the porous wheel?
Does yours have a drain?
Did you upgrade your thermostat to accompany the humidifier?
How often over the life of your humidifier have your cursed out loud at it?
Do you now own a room humidifier because your in-duct humidifier was so lame?
Do you know what humidity is?
Do you grow cacti in your house?
Do living creatures residing in your abode give you crook eye? (a dry crook eye, at that)
|12-27-2012, 08:52 AM||#16|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: West of the Equator
Casino cash: $11901
I've had a GeneralAire for about 15 years. I had it installed on my old furnace, which has since been replaced. I just had the HVAC guys install it on the new furnace and it's still going strong. It keeps the house humidity in the 40-50% range which keeps things comfortable (no dryness or static shocks).
My humidistat is mounted on the return air duct and I keep it set at 45 degrees (supposed to set to outdoor temp) most of the time. If it gets really cold outside I'll get some condensation on windows. If it's going to be a prolonged cold spell I'll turn the humidistat down.
Not much maintenance. I just change the pad yearly (cheaper if you buy online), make sure there's water flow, and the damper is wide open before each winter.
This is the updated model of the one I own: