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    Are you asking if maintaining a humidity level...

    Are you asking if maintaining a humidity level below 65% will prevent mold growing on walls, etc.? Please don't give the owner a false sense of security. There can be leaks around windows, under...
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    I think they work better than some, but aren't...

    I think they work better than some, but aren't worth the money. The replacement pads should cost about a dollar.

    All that being said controlling smoking odors and particulate is very hard. The...
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    There are actually three ways to solve your...

    There are actually three ways to solve your problem. One has to deal with the unknown variable of the outside CO2 level which could be over 1000 ppm itself depending on where the room is located. The...
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    Lennox has a fan powered HEPA that uses a...

    Lennox has a fan powered HEPA that uses a canister type filter with a rubber gasket seal. I have put these in several places with success to pre-treat outside air and as a side-stream filter. The...
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    You said that your home was brand new. You also...

    You said that your home was brand new. You also may be dealing with the materials of construction still drying out. Just like a new car smell, a new home off gasses from most man made materials and...
  6. That model humidifier can produce a modulating...

    That model humidifier can produce a modulating output. It comes from the factory set up to be all on or all off. If you used the Honeywell T775 modulating humidistat and reconfigured the humidifier...
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    Ballasts normally have long warranties. Go that...

    Ballasts normally have long warranties. Go that route first.
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    You might consider a steam humidifier with remote...

    You might consider a steam humidifier with remote blower for direct room humidification. It would operate without the need for ductwork. Look for a Model DS15P by General Aire. You can also find a...
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    If you want to stop wasting water and get true...

    If you want to stop wasting water and get true humidity control you will have to install a steam generating humidifier. The best by-pass humidifier can only operate at 85% efficiency between the dry...
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    I can neither confirm nor deny that the PHI cell...

    I can neither confirm nor deny that the PHI cell did you any good, but the Colleton Medical Center did a study and found that they helped in reducing their infections....
  11. TB: Where do you connect the discharge duct from...

    TB: Where do you connect the discharge duct from the ventilating dehumidifier: before or after the evaporator coil? Doesn't Honeywell say before and Thermastor say after? Second question: Where...
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    Your pictures show that you are a great duct...

    Your pictures show that you are a great duct cleaner. There is a duct cleaning guy in this area who advertises on TV that he will remove 53% of all the dust in the air you breath by cleaning your...
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    Think of humidity as being relative to...

    Think of humidity as being relative to temperature. For every one degree you raise the temperature and the moisture in the air stays the same the relative humidity goes down 2%. Regardless of the...
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    Two things: I think you need to publish MERV...

    Two things: I think you need to publish MERV ratings on your website for your polyester, 2 ply ring panel filters and it would be better if you want to advertise here that you pay for it.
  15. There is no right answer since no one knows the...

    There is no right answer since no one knows the filter installation location or the type of equipment you have. Can you take a picture of the filter installation set up and post it?
  16. This looks like an uninsulated pipe in the wall...

    This looks like an uninsulated pipe in the wall problem, but I can see that everything comes from the slab. I can even see the uninsulated condensate line going into the floor. Is there a possibility...
  17. Does the surface of the wall stay cold near the...

    Does the surface of the wall stay cold near the air handler. Cold enough to be below dew point during the summer? The problem could be surface condensation due to the low surface temperature and...
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    StrionAir builds both commercial and residential...

    StrionAir builds both commercial and residential air cleaners and was recently bought by Honeywell. The residential air cleaner model is sold through United Technology air conditioning equipment...
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    Why don't you get someone to rebalance the air...

    Why don't you get someone to rebalance the air flow so that the air has time to warm up before it gets to the people.
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    As per the AOP Rules only Professional Members *...

    As per the AOP Rules only Professional Members * can reply with advice to the OP. Anyone may post and ask questions. They may even question the * member answer but not give advice or expand on the...
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    Thermastor provides three sizes of dehumidifiers...

    Thermastor provides three sizes of dehumidifiers to Honeywell. The larger the more efficient they are removing lbs of H2O per kWh. What is not being said is if you use a set back thermostst during...
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    There are other dynamics that affect dust control...

    There are other dynamics that affect dust control in a home such as activity level and how old and how deep the carpet is.
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    I'm not sure how many ballast have been replaced...

    I'm not sure how many ballast have been replaced nationwide. Try to buy a Honeywell TrueUV model UV100RMI that was introduced in 2008. I know a model UV100A1059 that was replaced because the ballast...
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    The objective is to stop the burning eyes. There...

    The objective is to stop the burning eyes. There is something off gassing inside your home that you are sensitive to. It could be something you did before you moved in or something that grew in the...
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    You need a good dose of fresh air along with some...

    You need a good dose of fresh air along with some humidity control. I bet your humidity is pretty high right now. In the mean time don't just turn off the A/C when you leave. You need that to run in...
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    I think Honeywell just cut a deal with Triatomic...

    I think Honeywell just cut a deal with Triatomic to re-brand their Blue-Tube product. Honeywell and RGF transformers have a history of failure problems in the field. The Triatomic/Fresh-Aire...
  27. I think you can put the nozzle downstream of the...

    I think you can put the nozzle downstream of the coil with only one concern. The nozzle needs to be located in a spot where there is not enough back pressure from the fan blowing into the plenum to...
  28. Deep filters are only as good as their perimeter...

    Deep filters are only as good as their perimeter seal. It is better to buy a filter that has a gasket than to depend on a gasket that is built into the filter housing to stay tight. The old gaskets...
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    Look up Hantivirus and think about the risk of a...

    Look up Hantivirus and think about the risk of a poor duct cleaning job. I think of duct cleaning as the same as vacuuming the carpet. It looks better, but doesn't change anything much.
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    This is a study done in the Southeast on houses...

    This is a study done in the Southeast on houses with crawls:http://www.advancedenergy.org/buildings/knowledge_library/crawl_spaces/pdfs/To%20Vent%20Or%20Not%20To%20Vent.wmv
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    I never say never either. I like BBJ products and...

    I never say never either. I like BBJ products and use the coil product for Dirty Sock in this area. The problem is recommending the use of chemicals for every condition without asking about chemical...
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    Basically the reports say that there can be too...

    Basically the reports say that there can be too much of a good thing if you are as small as a rat, and those who survive get over it. That means there is a human-element when handling any chemical...
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    bbjenviro, since you work for BBJ you must know...

    bbjenviro, since you work for BBJ you must know that there are some people out there who are allergic to any chemicals you put in a ducted system. You might want to advertise somewhere else or always...
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    I think putting the UVC lamps on the wet side is...

    I think putting the UVC lamps on the wet side is better, but putting in one under the coil and one shinning on both sides of the coil is the best. You will need three lamps to do it right. Since no...
  35. Many people think that the only way to improve...

    Many people think that the only way to improve indoor air quality is installing a MERV10 or higher filter. I think of it as a whole house problem. If the duct work isn't sealed and the initial...
  36. I'm not sure of what you are asking for either. ...

    I'm not sure of what you are asking for either.

    The filtration industry has standardized on three ranges of filtration efficiency to create the MERV chart: Range 1 is 0.3-1.0 microns; Range 2 is...
  37. This is a dipswitch adjustment on the Truesteam...

    This is a dipswitch adjustment on the Truesteam that will save you some operating cost. Check yours out and see if this is the way they are set up.
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    TB, Is the Classic as quiet as the Rx? Will it...

    TB,
    Is the Classic as quiet as the Rx? Will it be louder to discharge into the space than to put the unit in the space and discharge into the mechanical room?
  39. Depending on your water quality you can adjust...

    Depending on your water quality you can adjust the flush timing on your TrueSteam. I think the factory setting is for the humidifier to completely empty every 8 hours and refill which requires more...
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    You have to buy the duct kit. The basic unit is a...

    You have to buy the duct kit. The basic unit is a stand alone type system. http://www.santa-fe-products.com/r410a/SF_sell.pdf

    If the unit had been the Santa Fe Rx then you could have just put it...
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    I think you should just put the dehumidifier in...

    I think you should just put the dehumidifier in the same room as the return opening and turn it on.
  42. Most over the counter household cleaner will do...

    Most over the counter household cleaner will do what you want. Vinegar in water works too. Check out what the EPA says.
    http://www.epa.gov/mold/moldguide.html
  43. Take a few minutes and watch the videos at...

    Take a few minutes and watch the videos at http://www.crawlspaces.org to get an idea of what happens every summer in your climate area. Ductwork located exterior to the conditioned space puts the...
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    Are the ERV's you are talking about rotary wheel...

    Are the ERV's you are talking about rotary wheel types or fixed core?
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    Pay me now or pay me later. I have found that...

    Pay me now or pay me later.

    I have found that it is always cheaper to do it right the first time.
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    Another method is to add heat to the supply air...

    Another method is to add heat to the supply air so that the cooling cycle is longer. An electric duct heater is not expensive. Use it with a humidistat. If you have a 4 pipe system you could...
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    One design method to consider for this...

    One design method to consider for this application is to install a dedicated outdoor air unit that is designed to handle the humidity, cold temperature during the winter, etc. That unit is then...
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    You might add to that good filter a thermostat...

    You might add to that good filter a thermostat that will circulate the air even without a call for temperature control now and then. Another option is to use a stat that has a 'fan on' setting for an...
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    Explain to me how duct cleaning will fix the...

    Explain to me how duct cleaning will fix the problem. What if the source is old nylon carpet breaking down by the sliding door from the sun? You know what happens then? Every time someone walks by...
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    Just like a refrigerant based dehumidifier you...

    Just like a refrigerant based dehumidifier you have to deal with additional heat that comes out of the unit with the dry air. In this case it is the heat that comes off the wheel after regeneration....
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