Need whole house wall mounted humidifier

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Old 08-03-16, 11:36 AM
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Need whole house wall mounted humidifier

We've been using an Aprilaire 360 humidifier for 10 years now, since we had it built into the wall when this house was built. It hooks up to the hot water line in the laundry room and blows out into the living room. But the solenoid keeps going bad every 2 years and the model itself has been discontinued.

Does anyone make a well-rated reasonably priced whole house, wall mounted humidifier to replace it with?

Or if anyone knows of a good replacement 1/4" 120VAC solenoid valve for the 360, that wouldn't start leaking every 2 years?


Just tried uploading a jpg of the valve here, but it keeps failing.
 

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Old 08-03-16, 04:19 PM
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Aprilaire solenoids are pretty reliable. They do tend to clog with calcium from hard water. You could consider a high heat water filter.
 
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We don't have hard water here in Denver. It comes from snow runoff.
 
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I wouldn't assume you don't have hard water. A quick google search shows hardness levels in Colorado anywhere from 3 grains per gallon (slightly hard) to over 10 grains per gallon (very hard).

You can probably find some information by googling your water utility's name and "water hardness." Or you can order a test kit from Amazon fairly cheap.
 
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As far as a high heat water filter, are those sold for swamp coolers?
 
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I don't know if this will solve your problem, but I've heard that installing different materials in the filters for swamp coolers helps them handle higher temperatures.
 

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Swamp coolers use cold water only.
 
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