I stumbled onto this site while googling for information.
Seems like a friendly place; hope you won't mind a couple of questions.
I used to have a drum humidifier on the furnace (General Aire model 81) which served me faithfully until it broke about a year ago. The house is about 2,500 sq.ft. and I could get the humidity to 40% with no problems.
As a replacement, a friend recommended the flow-through Wait 6000, which I installed.
The problem is that the new humidifier does not seem to get the job done. Last winter, I could not get the humidity above 15% although the humidistat was set to max and the humidifier was turning on and off with the furnace.
I spent some time on the phone with Air King support and it seems that everything was installed and operating as intended. Except the results
So, I need to replace the humidifier with a model that will do the job and I have some questions:
Is this a general problem with the flow-through humidifiers or did I just get a crappy (or underpowered) model?
Should I go back to a drum model? I was quite happy with the one that I had, except that the hard water tended to petrify the sponge after one season.
What's the deal with the flow-through anyway? They seem less water-efficient.
In any case, what models would be recommended?
Thank you very much for your time,
[Edited by alexo on 10-11-2005 at 08:55 PM]