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Old 10-21-2008, 08:10 PM   #1
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Hi, I've got a 50 year old center hall colonial in NY, 4 BR up top with baseboard heat. The house gets really dry in the winter and I've been using a 2 1/2 gallon Kenmore humidifier at night for the past 4 years, but it just doesn't seem to do the job in the 3000sf house (photo attached). After doing some research, it seems my only options are the Aprilaire 350 or 360 units. So, here's my question, where would the best location for this unit be, on the second floor where the bedrooms are (that would put me into the 360), or in the basement ceiling with a vent in the floor on the first floor (that would put me in the 350). Installation is not a concern, and I have all of those skills, plumbing, electrical ect..., I just want to get the best location so I get the best results. Thanks in advance for your help.


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Just my 2 cents, but why not go with the M 700 A. You get 4200 sq/ft , just mount it on your duct turn the t-stat to ON and BAM whole house humidification. And no unsightly holes in your house. O.K. I'm done.........

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Just my 2 cents, but why not go with the M 700 A. You get 4200 sq/ft , just mount it on your duct turn the t-stat to ON and BAM whole house humidification. And no unsightly holes in your house. O.K. I'm done.........
Maybe I'm missing something, I only have Central Air ductwork, my heat is baseboard heat, so I don't think your suggesting I mount this in my A/C ducts, where no hot air will be flowing in the winter??? If you see another option, please let me know.
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[quote=shhnappa;174990]Hi, I've got a 50 year old center hall colonial in NY, 4 BR up top with baseboard heat.

How do you heat the mail level?
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Hi, I've got a 50 year old center hall colonial in NY, 4 BR up top with baseboard heat.

How do you heat the mail level?
Sorry, baseboard heat throughout the house, first floor and second floor.
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Sorry, baseboard heat throughout the house, first floor and second floor.
You could run the fan of the a/c unit to distribute the humidified air. I believe there are some systems out there than can control the fan functions when there is a call for humidity. I'm in a worse situation. I have no ductwork and I'm looking for a whole house humidifier. I was looking at the Aprilaire 350/360 or the Trion 707U.
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I'm still wondering if the best location would be on the top floor (sleeping area) or the main floor to get the best results, I mean, does it really matter? Again, in-duct is not an option because of my baseboard heat, so I have no option other than the self-contained units like the Aprilaire 350 or 360 (or any other units you might reccomend). Any advice is appreciated, thx.

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