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Thread: Humidifier

  1. #1
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    Jun 2005
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    2200 sq foot house. 3 ton 10 seer heat pump installed. No humidifier.

    What size humidifier should be installed in this home? How involved is this and will it strain system? Does this really reduce heating costs?

    gch

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
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    Florida
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    Do you get shocked during winter? I thought you would only put in a humidifier if you needed to add humidity....couldn't imagine it being less expensive to heat a humid house. I'd like to hear more on this....you don't have an energy efficient system to begin with.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

  3. #3
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    Mar 2005
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    Indiana
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    Humidity plays a significant role in comfort. Lower humidity during summer makes the homeowner feel cooler so that the t-stat setpoint can actually be higher. The opposite is true of winter. With a humidifier, the t-stat setpoint can be slightly lower and the homeowner will feel the same as one or two degrees warmer. That is, of course, assuming there is a lack of humidity already during winter. It boils down to the rate of evaporation across your body, and humidity is directly related to that rate of evaporation, which to the homeowner = comfort.

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