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Old 01-03-2011, 02:14 PM   #1
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I am working out final details of my HVAC renovations to start here very soon... decided to put in a Honeywell Zoning panel, but it also supports the truesteam system honeywell has as part of the integrated controls form the main thermostat...


just wondering what I should know about these steam humidifiers? I have an aprilaire 600 right now, and I'm not even sure if it does much... the humidity never seems to go up, only down in the house... but then it was mounted where the old humidifier was, which is right on the side of the A Coil box since there was no plenum room the originall installers put it there (is this a bad place to put one?)

but as for steam, would this rust stuff or cause problems? or does it work better then bypass humidification?

also we have about 3,600 sq ft of conditioned space, is this still a good idea?
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Old 01-03-2011, 02:58 PM   #2
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3600 sq ft is a bit larger house then the 600 can handle connected to the cold water line, and only running with a call for heat. If it was connected to the hot water line, and wired up to run when ever the humidity is low. It would do better. Probably better then a 12 GPD Truesteam will. And cost less to use then a Truesteam. You can expect your electric bill to go up by 80 bucks a month, maybe more with a 12 GPD Truesteam.
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3600 sq ft is a bit larger house then the 600 can handle connected to the cold water line, and only running with a call for heat. If it was connected to the hot water line, and wired up to run when ever the humidity is low. It would do better. Probably better then a 12 GPD Truesteam will. And cost less to use then a Truesteam. You can expect your electric bill to go up by 80 bucks a month, maybe more with a 12 GPD Truesteam.

ah.. good to know... do you see any problems with the original one being mounted on the A could box? could that be impeeding airflow or anything?

does the 600 with its digital controller support starting the blower running when the humidity is low?
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No, a relay system has to be added to run the fan.
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No, a relay system has to be added to run the fan.
That's what I thought, thanks!
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