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Jun 24, 2012
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Brampton

whole home humidifier recommendations

My wife and I moved to a new home and need advise to choose a furnace humidifier.
Could you please recommend me a central furnace humidifier which is efficient in terms of power and water usage.
The house has two floors and an unfinished basement and is approx. 2500 sq. ft.
what are good brands and models to buy.
also if anyone has bought and installed through an installer, could you post or PM the info.

Thanks all.
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Apr 8, 2010
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toronto
I was searching for a humidifier for my house as well and settled on this one

http://desertspringproducts.com/deserts ... rotary.asp

it's similar to the old ones with the wicking pad drum style but the rotary thing is made of plastic or some sort of composite so there would not be any mildew or mold growth like the older kinds

Took this over the pulse style is i read and found that it's a bit of a water of water. water would flow over the pad to keep it moist and whatever water is not absorb will go down the drain.

Also looked at the steam kind but heard it might cause rust in the ducts.

the only thing with the dessert spring is you need to clean it so often. you can get a timer valve where it'd open and it flush out all the calcium build up or you do it manually once a month.
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Jun 24, 2012
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Brampton
denti72 wrote: I was searching for a humidifier for my house as well and settled on this one

http://desertspringproducts.com/deserts ... rotary.asp

it's similar to the old ones with the wicking pad drum style but the rotary thing is made of plastic or some sort of composite so there would not be any mildew or mold growth like the older kinds

Took this over the pulse style is i read and found that it's a bit of a water of water. water would flow over the pad to keep it moist and whatever water is not absorb will go down the drain.

Also looked at the steam kind but heard it might cause rust in the ducts.

the only thing with the dessert spring is you need to clean it so often. you can get a timer valve where it'd open and it flush out all the calcium build up or you do it manually once a month.
Thanks for your recommendation.
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bought and installed this
Honeywell HE300A1005/U Advanced Fan-Powered TrueEASE Humidifier
https://www.build.ca/HONHE300A1005

other choices
https://www.build.ca/HONHE250C1014
https://www.build.ca/HONHE150C1014
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I was recommended generalaire too.

However with my system it cannot directly connect to the supply duct. I have too add a new supply from the main supply, have it pass through the humidifier and then let the return suck the humidity back into furnace and back out into supply.
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Desert Springs works well. Keep in mind it only humidifies when there is a call for heat(when the fan is running).

Steam units work very well and, correctly wired to the furnace, can supply required humidity on demand.
Also, the maintenance required is dependent on how hard your water is, as the element is susceptible to scaling.

A water softener takes care of this; as any water using appliance benefits from when in contact with hard water.

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