Replacing Lennox Humidiwheel question(s)

Old 11-19-05, 06:38 AM
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Question Replacing Lennox Humidiwheel question(s)

I currently have a Lennox Humidiwheel whole-house (or furnace...whichever you prefer) and had many problems/concerns with it, most recent being the drum just sheered off and needs to be replaced. Also the drum consistantly would get caught (possible source of the sheering) and a low hum that I see other people on here have experienced.

The other major concern that I had with is the Lennox Humidiwheel is the fact that the water had to pool in a pan so the drum could pick it up for the return air to be blown through and considering the fact that I now have a 3 month old infant I don't feel that this model is the best choice for my house. Is this a legit concern?

I'm thinking of replacing the Humidiwheel with one of the Honeywell bypass humidifiers. One of my questions is this: can I use the existing Lennox humidistat with the Honeywell humidifier? Would a Power Flow-Through Humidifier work better for my house (2500-2800 sq. ft.)? Is there any standing water with either of these types of humidifiers? I would like to be able to utilize the existing Lennox humidistat, hole in the ductwork, and water line when I install a new model. Is this reasonable to expect?

Thanks for any advice/insight anyone can provide.

Old 11-19-05, 07:40 AM
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Yes, you are best to retire this style of unit.. As you said, it has a pool.. problems waiting to happen if care is not given..

Go with the by-pass type that you have seen ( I am guessing you seen this at Home Depot?) and go ahead and use the hole, same controls and what not..

Just messure the opening see if it not too large for the new unit.

The power unit I am not a big fan of.. Just more things to go wrong.

The newer units don't have a pan to have water sitting.. it drains right out down to the floor drain.. .. So make sure you have a drain near by for this to drain down into.
Old 11-19-05, 04:10 PM
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Thank you very much Jay. I appreciate the info.

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