Auto-Flo electronic "steam" humidifier

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Old 01-11-07, 03:40 PM
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Auto-Flo electronic "steam" humidifier

I recently had an estimate to install a whole-house humidifier to my forced hot air system. He suggested an Autoflo electronic "steam" (his quotes)humidifier.

Any opinions/experience with this product is appreciated. What kind of maintainance is involved to prevent the growth of mold?

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Old 01-12-07, 11:21 AM
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That is a good unit and puts out a lot of humidity. But how hard is your water there. Here they jam up right away and are no good. Might also look at a Aprilaire 700. They work very good for us
 
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Old 01-12-07, 02:03 PM
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Ed,

Thanks for the reply. Water's not too hard here. I'll look at the Aprilaire as well.

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Old 01-12-07, 04:23 PM
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What do you have for heating equipement?

Steam recovery very fast, and I'd suggest in line filter to help keep the system from scaling up over time.

To me they are VERY expensive. Look into the normal Honeywell/Aprilaire humidifer. I have the Honeywell HE220 by-pass and performes well for me
 
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Old 01-19-07, 07:21 PM
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I have a Tappan furnace 140,000 BTU. What do you mean by "in line filter"? As opposed to what?

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Old 01-20-07, 04:58 AM
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steam is good system that uses heat pump or electric heat since they don't have high temp air flow to make the regular humdifier work. since you got a pretty good sized furnace (140k) a regular one works, unless your home is a pretty good sized one (from the size of the furnace, it must be?) steam will do well. Otherwise, it will be an over kill for smaller homes.

In line filter is use to filter out what may be in the water so be less build up in the steam's unit. I know honeywell has it with thier's.
 
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Old 01-20-07, 09:40 AM
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I just rechecked my furnace. The output BTU is 112,000 BTU. My house is an 1800 sq ft ranch.

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What are your current humidity levels?
 
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Old 01-20-07, 07:52 PM
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We've been out most of the day, and our indoor humidity is currently 34%. Outdoor temperature ~23 degrees F.
 
 

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