Carrier Infinity control lowest humidity setting 46%
Well, I just had the complete Infinity system installed, AC, Furnace, and Control. The unit is communicating and reading correct outdoor temp. I have set the basic Himidity setting to one bar/one box on the left. In advanced, the lowest it will let me set it is to 46% which is also all the way to the left. The actual humidity reading is off, so it would be nice to use the setup option of off-set to correct this. But because of the off-set error on the high side, I can't even use it to get much below the reported target of 46%.
So my question is why is the lowest target setting possible only 46%? I bought this system so I could at least try to get the condo down to 35% humidity, but this won't even let me set it that low. Am I missing something in the setup or configuration?
Please help as this is very important to me and the reason I spent thousands extra...
Originally Posted by OldSoCalCondo
are you trying to grow dust mites?
35% is too low!
My Condo is at 50% now but in various places I get mold and mildew. I would be happy if I actually got the house down to 40%. I can ramp the humidity up once I get rid of the problem and I find the point where it doesn't return.
But that is not the point. I can't even set it for 45%?!? So far I can only set it for 46% and because of the my other three humidity sensors say the carrier reading is wrong, I can't even hit 46%. So before Carrier Infinity 50%, after Carrier Infinity 50%. I feel I wasted my money. Although I am happy for the quieter fan, but...
Anyway, can it not be set below 46%?
One of the Infinity guru's will come along soon.
Which Infinity system did you get, is it the 2 stage.
High humidity is needed by dust mites. Below 50% really inhibits them. The health problems associated with very low humidity are due to over-drying of respiratory epithelium.
Originally Posted by Airmechanical
In order to keep some parts of the home below 50% it seems like the OP ought to be able to make the set point below 46%. In order to cure the existing mold problem OldSo ought to keep it pretty low for a few weeks.
It is not clear to me if the control can not be set below 46%, which would be stupid, or the system can not achieve below 46% which would be understandable depending on the temperatures and heat gain of the condo.
Originally Posted by sneezer
Well said..the control will run the a/c at lower stage and fan speed to remove more humidity but it wont allow the system to cool past 70,, in the summer it is usually difficult to reach below 50% humidity in my area, and the tightness of your house and ducts must be addressed..you can have a carrier rep come to your home and inspect your equipment...dont worry, be happy you have one of the most advanced systems on market, make sure all other possibilities are checked out because ive seen this system in action and have several happy customers.
and it doesnt go below 46% because thats extreme for summertime
Last edited by acmanhoney; 05-21-2008 at 08:03 PM.
HVAC systems are not engineered for the dehumidification that you desire. Thus, the Infinity UI does not allow 'overcooling' to dehumidify below 46%.
Hopefully, you weren't sold this system with a promise of 35% RH.
Unless you add a separate dehumidifier, it ain't gonna happen.
You need to address the envelope leak issues in your home and duct system.
Perhaps a stand alone dehumidifier to dry the home after the home and duct system are sealed properly.
Perhaps you should have read the instructions before calling.
JR Benny is right, "if" you have your control mode set to cool to dehumidify. This is where the dehumidification set point comes into play and does not allow ovecooling by more then 3 degrees while attempting to satisfy a dehumidify demand. If you use the "normal dehumidification operation" this will allow a lower cooling set point and you should be able to achieve a lower % dehumidification. I'm not stating that you can reasonably reach 35 % set point, though. But it's worth a try.
Originally Posted by jrbenny
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Originally Posted by sneezer