Re: AprilAire Humidifier?
- From: "Smarty" <nobody@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2008 22:56:13 -0500
"Bubba" <LiKeAlAkEremove@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:gfrmi4pmtelt37mes3tt3cuue2e8irsnf7@xxxxxxxxxx
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 20:28:17 -0500, "Smarty" <nobody@xxxxxxxxxx>
"Bubba" <LiKeAlAkEremove@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 08:33:49 -0800 (PST), ransley
On Nov 23, 8:29 pm, Bubba <LiKeAlAkErem...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:On Sun, 23 Nov 2008 19:59:20 -0500, "Smarty" <nob...@xxxxxxxxxx>
>"Dan" <d...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> My dad had one installed in his condo. The problem is his condo >> unit
>> hardly needs heat because the condo unit is on the second floor (of >> 3
>> floors) and is between 2 other condos on adjacent sides. His
>> unit does not have a separate power-fan so I told him to leave the
>> fan in the "on" position even if the heat unit is not on. But still
>> can't get the RH above 33. Is the AprilAire unit installed wrong?
>Be sure the humidistat is calling for more moisture. Also, unless the
>heated, it is difficult to add moisture. Therefore, running the fan
>not likely to add much humidity even though the Aprilaire is running.
>only other method you could employ to add more humidity would be to
>the Aprilaire water supply line to the hot (rather than the cold)
>line, since hot water will evaporate more quickly into the cooler air
>from your HVAC fan. Your operating costs will rise since you are then
>heated water to humidify.
On the contrary, that is almost quite the wives-tale. How quickly do
you think that "hot" water is going to cool off after traveling
through a 1/4" copper pipe at a slow rate, then trickeling down slowly
over a honeycomb pad while aproximately 1200cfm of cool/room
temperature air is wizzing by it??
You will do nothing but dump water down the drain.
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More wrong information, April Air doesnt agree with you on using hot
ransley.......do you ever get anything right?
Of course that is what Aprilaire said. They sell humidifiers.
Do you believe EVERYTHING you read or hear? Just because someone
printed it doesnt mean its right. Try this (although it would require
you having an instrument that you dont possess).
While having a good quality infrared temperature gun, "shoot" the
temperature of the water line and the pad in several different spots
with and without the air running. Now switch the water line over to
the hot side and take the same temperature reading points again.
Ive done it, thus the reason I posted what I did. Do it yourself. Now
shut the hell up and learn something.
Try and "Step OUT of the box."
I made the change at Aprilaire's recommendation and the switch made a huge
difference. It could be seen in my humidity measurements, and, more
important, could be easily seen and felt in the house. The gain in humidity
was experienced in less than a day. I can't imagine that Aprilaire would
have recommended it "because they sell humidifiers". If they sold hot water
heaters, I could possibly find some slight logic to your argument....
You just hang onto that little pipe dream there, Smarty.
Perhaps tomorrow you can click your red ruby slippers together 3 times
and say, "There's no place like home, There's no place like home,
There's no place like home". Next thing you know, you will be back in
This is directly from the Aprilaire web literature. I can send you other links if you want to see them. Please save your red slipper nonsense for a discussion with children.
8. Should our humidifier be connected with hot or cold water?
All of our flow-through units can be connected to hot or cold water. Hot water increases the evaporative capacity of your humidifier, provides more humidity to the and offers more flexibility in the operation of the humidifier. We would recommend that they be connected to hot water. With any drain-through Aprilaire humidifier connected to hot water, the heat in the water is used in the evaporation process and the water coming out of the drain will be cold to the touch.
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