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need advise on what kind of whole house humidifier i should get

Looking for the best kind to install in the furnace venting I am guessing.
The humidity is dropping now and ive been waking up dry throated.
humity is around 29% and i dont like it that low.
is there ones that are better then others?



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I will be adding an April Air to my house. I have never had a problem with their units.

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it might be less expensive to just get a room humidifier for your bedroom.

probably do that unless your house has a bunch of finished hardwood floors then yeah, you should get a whole house humidifier system. If it cycles a lot between too hot/dry and humid weather your boards are going to gap like crazy

btw, I do have an aprilaire in my house too (and lots of hardwood floors)
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yeah i got hardwood floors.



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got an AprilAire here too (well my parents that is hehe).
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I put on an April-Aire 760 when we built our home. problem free, easy to install. all you have to do is change the filter / screen once a year.
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Me too

Got an April-aire installed a couple of months ago, and I sleep lots better. Nice unit.
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so does this april-air get fitted into the furnace?
does it need (i am almost sure a water line runed to it?)

also where do i get it home depot?



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yes on the water line, but thats just about the same as the waterline for the fridge. Will also need a drain pipe. And yes I think HD has them.

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cool and cool, yeah i am pretty handy with stuff. i use to work construction for my dads company YEARS ago

just needed to see whats the best product that was being used and how guys liked it.

and thats where my guys come in..
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My little corner of the basement (computer HQ central) is right next to the furnace and HW tank. (yeah the parents stick me in the corner of the basement haha j/k).

There is a vampire clip (for lack of the correct term) with a shutoff that is hooked to the cold water inlet pipe that runs to the HW tank. There is a copper tube (bout 1/8" diameter) that runs to the AprilAire unit. The humidifier unit is attached to the furnace (looks just screwed in) and there is a round galvanized vent that looks like it feeds moisture to the furnace output vent. There is also a clear rubber tube(the drain outlet) that goes to the sewer. As far as electrical goes, its tapped into the furnace power unit so it turns on when the blower is engaged.

Only thing that sucks is that when they installed it, they didnt seal the part where the humidifier vent out goes into the furnace. They just cut a hole in the furnace vent and routed the humidifier venting into that hole. But instead of inserting the humidifier vent into the furnace vent a little and silicone seal it (as I would think you would do), they cut slits into the venting and alternated the tabs in and out to hold it in position, no silicone or anything. I had to drape a towel over that in the summer cuz I was constantly getting frigid air blown on my back through the tiny little gaps in the slits. I dont know if its supposed to be like that or what, but alls I know is that that little sumbitch works like a champ!

Hope my description helped ya out.
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I can get you an aprilaire, and help hook i up. Or you can get the honeywell version from home depot. I like the aprilaire because they have an automatic tracking control now that automatically changes the humidity in the house as the temp outside goes up-down... I'll even help put it in. PM me for my number. I have a heating/Air company based out of DesPlaines.
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I believe mine is the April-air too. Ken if you want stop by and check out how mine is installed.

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Ken i would suggest the AprilAire as well. Nice unit, very dependable. 2 suggestions for you though when you install it.

1. I know it sounds basic & stupid but when you tap the water line MAKE certain you always tap HIGH on the line or 3/4 up from the bottom! This is to eliminate possible sediment into the tap line. If you didnt know that you will thank the advice later! that also goes for any taps.

2. The water that dumps from the line into the unit usually (not always) has a catch pan where the water then feeds into the unit through holes. at the end of the season you should use a scale or deposit remover to keep it clean. After a period of time scale will build up.

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cool for sure now i am gonna get 1, BFREE30 ill get to you if i cant seem to find it or so forth.
but contact me on that other thread, ill be interested to see your price on a A/C unit. i think i got the cheapest price already but doesn't hurt to see what someone else can do
but lets talk biz on the site before continuing talking about all this stuff.



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