Hello (first post),

I have a Honeywell bypass humidifier that is doing a poor job for my 4000sq ft (total w/finished bsmt) home (built in 2003). The humidity is < 20% but by hygrometer(?) does not read below 20%. I have read various posts and have come to 2 possible solutions.
1) Try adding a duct fan to the bypass humidifier duct to increase air flow.
2) Step up to a Aprilaire steam humidifier.

For 1), I will try this first but wonder if I should continually run the duct fan or cycle it with the furnace. If I continually run it, I guess I should also continually run water across the humidifier pad?

Thanks in advance and great forum.