Aprilaire 700 vs Honeywell TrueSteam

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Old 02-01-11, 03:45 PM
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Aprilaire 700 vs Honeywell TrueSteam

My Aprilaire 440 no longer works. I'm interested in either changing to an Aprilaire 700 or going to the Honeywell TrueSteam. House is 3200 sf and the first floor is all hardwood (along with all new kitchen cabinets). House is heated/cooled by Carrier Infinity 2 stage gas furnace and central air. My wife has severe allergies and with the house being so dry, her nose bleeds. I know the TrueSteam is almost 2x cost of Aprilaire, but I want to get the best unit to get the humidity correct. Any recomendations?
 
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Old 02-01-11, 08:55 PM
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I'd pass on the TrueSTEAM, and do the regular humidifier.

Is there a reason why you picked a fan powered unit vs the bypass unit?
 
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It was recomended. Would the Apriaire 600 be a better fit? THanks.
 
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I'd prefer the bypass than fa powered unit. Just less things to go wrong, and no extra noise made of the fan. Also, it can be wired right to the furnace board since you have the infinity set up.

Are you putting it in, or a dealer?
 
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Just so that I'm clear, the 600 would be the bypass and the 700 the powered, correct?

I would have someone install it.

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Correct. If you go with the 700, that has to be mounted on the supply side of the system, and lot of them don't have the room, where the bypass unit can be mounted on the return.
 
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What would be a reasonable price to pay for the 600 installed by a tech?

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I don't know what they charge? I'd say 300 to 400?
 
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Should I go with the 600M (manual) or the 600 automatic?
 
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I prefer the automatic one, that way you can set it and forget it. No worry about turning it up and down with the temps swing outside.
 
 

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