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    General Air Humudifier

    I'd like to have a flow-through humidifier installed with my system. HVAC professional suggested General Air brand. He said they are the same as AprilAire. I've never heard of that brand before. Any comments on how they compare?

    Also, are replacement panels that need to be changed once a year readily available for General Air? It's going to be DIY project, most likely. Do they cost similar to AprilAire ones?

    Finally, does GeneralAir make bypass humidifiers, since I made up my mind to install one on the return, rather than on duct above the furnace.

    Thank you, folks.

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    You should know by now, that we don't give out advise fo DIY projects.

    Charged more then one customer for repairs after they screwed stuff up when they installed a humidifier themselves.
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    OK. DIY aspect aside, the question was about the comparison of GeneralAire and AprilAire humidifiers. What are the pluses and minuses of each? How does reliability compare? The is no quoted price difference between them. I would like to pick a better one.

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    In that case.
    The one that your contractor recommends.

    He's the one that would be best to tell you, from his experience if he has more trouble with one or the other. And which one he has better access to parts, should it ever need any.


    I've installed both. Never had much trouble with either.
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    If my contractor would be the best source for information on all products that they sell, this forum would not exist. If you notice there are lots and lots of questions that generally are related to verifying what the contractor claimed. Collective experience counts and that's why people post questions here.

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    Whats easy to get parts fro in my area, nay not be in your area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dafreerider View Post
    If my contractor would be the best source for information on all products that they sell, this forum would not exist. If you notice there are lots and lots of questions that generally are related to verifying what the contractor claimed. Collective experience counts and that's why people post questions here.
    You've already indicated DIY. Duh.
    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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