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jamiedolan 11-01-2008 08:10 AM

Humidifier Choices - Need to make a decision :-)

I had to give up on my Aprilaire 760, and I took it off the furnace and threw it away. The transformer and or other board components had failed and were beyond my capabilities to repair.

Now I have a large hole 14-5/8 X 14-5/8 in the warm air output / raise of my furnace.

I could order a new April Aire 760, that is one option. House is from 63, quality construction, a few new windows, new doors, additional insulation and weather sealing has been done. Furnace is a standard high boy setup, high effec, 2 year old Goodman.

I found a Honeywell HE360A at Home Depot for $189, Rated 4,000 sqft on tight construction, 2,700 I think it said for medium construction) I am considering that one, thought, comments?

I also found a Halimiton Humidifier model 12F from Lowes for $136 - rated to cover 3,000 sqft and "Uses less water"

The Honeywell is a powered flow through, so I would not have to run a duct to the cold air return as I would with many of the other models.

Does anyone know if the Honeywell HE360A is basically comparable to the Aprilaire 760? Any differences?

Thank you in advance.


hvaclover 11-01-2008 10:56 AM

Steam humidifiers are the most efficient. But the trade off is operating costs.

I would stick with the Aprialaire if it worked well enough. Sure does simplify the decision making process.:yes:

jamiedolan 11-03-2008 10:56 AM

Desert Springs Humidifier
I ended up picking up a Desert Springs Humidifer from Lowes for about $190. It does not use a filter, so you don't have to mess around with replacement filters multiple times a year.

Anyone have any experiance with the Desert Springs unit? I read some reviews online that were positive.


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