View Full Version : Hunidifier on a heatpump airhandler
01-06-2007, 12:42 AM
I have seen all types of humidifiers on gas furnaces.
My question is .....
On a airhandler with electric heat strips ...can you install ahumidifier and where???
water and electricity dont mix I have been told!
01-06-2007, 01:20 AM
Regular evaporative humidifiers don't work very well with heat pumps due to the low discharge air temperatures.
If you need humidification with a heat pump, a steam humidifier is the way to go.
yep, steam type for sure. but that humidifier must be installed in a conditioned space, right?
01-06-2007, 08:22 PM
Do a search on humidifiers. I've had a flow thru Aprilaire 600 on for years now, on a heat pump and it works great. Make sure you tap hot water and it will work fine. Steams great if you want 50% humidity in your home. What about 2 stage gas furnaces? They don't have high discharge temps either. If your heat pump is sized properly you won't have any problem reaching 35%. My 2 sense. Later!
01-06-2007, 08:30 PM
What about 2 stage gas furnaces? They don't have high discharge temps either. If your heat pump is sized properly you won't have any problem reaching 35%. My 2 sense. Later!
2 stage furnaces have a similar discharge temp on low fire as on high fire because they run lower airflow in 1st stage than in 2nd stage.
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