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  1. #1
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    Humidifier Recommendation for a York Affinity

    I would like to add a humidifier to my furnace, a York YP9C 100k btu. I am a little concerned that there won't be enough air speed to properly humidify my house, any recommendations? I can't really afford to buy or run a steam unit. My house is about 3200 sq ft(2700 finished), two story and fairly leaky. There isn't a vapor barrier and the windows are aluminum leak-o-matics. I have a Honeywell vision pro IAQ thermostat with a remote sensor and it says that my humidity has been around 30% in the winter and, I think, lower in the summer. I will most likely be using it in the summer too, but I don't have a multi stage a/c so air speed won't be a concern.

    Thanks in advance,
    Adam

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    the air speed can be adjusted..... I have the same furnace..... you can have different constant fan speeds.....
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

  3. #3
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    There shouldn't be a need for a humidifier in the summer. An air conditioner is a dehumidifier you can speed up the fan in cooling to remove less humidity, humidity in hot weather makes for a sticky uncomfortable environment. A bypass humidifier is a relatively cheap solution to low humidity during furnace operation in the winter. Honeywell makes a good bypass humidifier.

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    oh man..i never read the I will be using it in the summer to..... what the heck for.....
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

  5. #5
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    13% humidity isn't uncommon in Denver in the summer. Wouldn't a bypass humidifier reduce the airspeed even more? The fan speed is at its lowest setting right now for circulation and I like how quiet it is. Would a powered humidifier allow me to maintain a low fan speed? Do they use a lot of power/water/$$? Is there a setting on my thermostat that will require the fan to run longer or come on to increase humidity?

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    jtrammel, I like your avatar photo, I'm hoping to make my crawlspace look like that soon.

    Adam

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