A tech came out today to get my Aprilaire 560 working after it had been reinstalled on the new HVAC system they installed.
What he told me was this bypass humidifier would not do a good job of keeping the humdity up in the house. He suggested I should consider a Honeywell steam humidifier (for $1720 installed).
House is 2200 sq feet. Current unit is hooked up to hot water and kicks in on heat cycle.
The skin on my son's hands do get chapped during the winter. However, I am thinking the new VS Dual Fuel system w/ HP and 2 stage gas will run more often than the old single stage gas furnace and therefore put more humidity into the air. In past years, the humidifier never satisfied the humidistat at 40% RH and always ran during heat.
I've read some posts on humidification and saw reference to Honeywell's TrueSteam.
Is my current humidifier undersized per the tech? Also, are bypass units bad at humidifying a house compared to a steam unit? Does one need to worry about condensation and mold with a steam unit injecting steam into the duct?