Is a humidifier worth it?

Old 06-28-05, 05:49 AM
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Is a humidifier worth it?


With the extreme heat we're having here in Buffalo, I'm seriously considering getting central air installed this year instead of next year. I've always planned to install a humidifier on the furnace when I have CA installed. But my in-laws have one and they don't seem too happy with it and say they don't know if it's worth it. I've heard basically the same thing from someone at my wife's work. So is it worth it to install a humidifier? It gets very dry in the winter and I was hoping to eleviate that problem some. Is Aprilaire the best brand? I don't even know of any other brands. I appreciate the advice.

Old 06-28-05, 08:20 AM
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As long it's installed right, it should work out well.

Lot of time, on older equipement, they are over sized. The furnace don't run enough to let the humidfier do it's job.

Aprilaire and Honey well are both good products, and they are pretty much the same.

When you do get A/C. make sure they do the heat lost/gain on the house to get the right sized A/C.

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