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Old 10-25-2008, 06:05 PM   #46
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Its not easy to add that moisture if a furnace only runs 10 minutes once or twice an hour.
Couldn't humidity be gained by just running the furnace fan longer? I have a controller for my Aprilaire 4400 Media Air Filter (beneficial for those allergy sufferers in the house) that allows me to run the furnace fan at some optional settings. Wouldn't this allow me to gain RH in our home?

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Couldn't humidity be gained by just running the furnace fan longer? I have a controller for my Aprilaire 4400 Media Air Filter (beneficial for those allergy sufferers in the house) that allows me to run the furnace fan at some optional settings. Wouldn't this allow me to gain RH in our home?
Hi Winchester,

In our case, the water only flows into the flow thru humidifier when the furnace is on; therefore running the furnace fan won't help with our current situation.

What you are suggesting is what I want; i.e. the furnace fan to run automatically whether the furnace is on to heat the house or we need more humidity.

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Couldn't humidity be gained by just running the furnace fan longer? I have a controller for my Aprilaire 4400 Media Air Filter (beneficial for those allergy sufferers in the house) that allows me to run the furnace fan at some optional settings. Wouldn't this allow me to gain RH in our home?
If you connect the humidifier to the hot water line.

If you just have it hooked to the cold line. It will mostly just cool the air down.
55F water doesn't evaporate too well with just 70F air blowing through it.

Also depends how they wired teh humidifier. If its wired only to be able to run on heat calss. Or anytime the blower is on.

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