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What are these?

I just bought a house and want to add a humidifier to my AC unit. (We actually have two units). I wasn't sure what these are, but thought they might be built in humidifiers?



 
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Old 06-11-15, 03:48 PM
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Welcome to the forums! No, they are condensate pumps that turn on when they get full and evacuate the water/condensate to the outside of the house or to a floor drain.
 
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Thanks. Thought I might have gotten lucky.
 
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Old 06-11-15, 04:12 PM
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By the way, will I need to install a humidifier per unit? Or can I just install one? It's a 3,100 square foot home. The upstairs and downstairs are on separate units. It's the desert, so it gets dry.
 
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You will need one per system. Since you have two, the returns are probably in separate areas and not too much air mixing occurs.
 
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You want to add humidifiers for winter use..... correct ?
What do you have for heat...... gas or electric furnace or heatpump ?
 
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It's a gas furnace. Possibly two. I haven't moved in yet, but I'll stop by the house tonight and check. I mostly need the humidifiers for winter, but it also gets dry in the summer. Relative humidity here can drop down to 35% or so even in the summer.
 
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