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Old 06-11-2007, 08:00 AM   #1
00Rec3@excite.com
 
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My house has a downstairs gas furnace and A/C combination unit and an
upstairs heat pump. There is no basement so space is minimal for the
downstairs unit, but the upstairs unit is located in an unfinished
storage room with good access. The floor space is roughly 1600 S/F
downstairs and 1000 S/F upstairs.

I want to have a whole house humidifier installed, but before I call a
contracor I want to get some perspective on how one unit can handle the

whole house. The installation by the contractor and service (cleaning,

etc) by me will be much easier on the upstairs unit so I favor this
location for the humidifier.

Will the moisture from the upstairs unit migrate downstairs adequately
to make the downstairs living area bedroom correctly humidified?

Thanks for any insight you can provide.

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Old 06-11-2007, 08:00 AM   #2
Edwin Pawlowski
 
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<00Rec3@excite.com> wrote in message
>
> I want to have a whole house humidifier installed, but before I call a
> contracor I want to get some perspective on how one unit can handle the
>
> whole house. The installation by the contractor and service (cleaning,
>
> etc) by me will be much easier on the upstairs unit so I favor this
> location for the humidifier.
>
> Will the moisture from the upstairs unit migrate downstairs adequately
> to make the downstairs living area bedroom correctly humidified?
>
> Thanks for any insight you can provide.
>


Nothing scientific, but my own experience. I have two cheap hygrometers that
give reading very close with just one humidifier working on one floor. I
don' t know that it is optimal, but seems to work for us. Hygrometers
aside, the comfort level seems about the same also.


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Old 06-11-2007, 08:05 AM   #3
Bob
 
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You should be ok no matter where you locate the humidifier, as long as it's
large enough. Humidity travels through air a lot faster than heat does.


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> My house has a downstairs gas furnace and A/C combination unit and an
> upstairs heat pump. There is no basement so space is minimal for the
> downstairs unit, but the upstairs unit is located in an unfinished
> storage room with good access. The floor space is roughly 1600 S/F
> downstairs and 1000 S/F upstairs.
>
> I want to have a whole house humidifier installed, but before I call a
> contracor I want to get some perspective on how one unit can handle the
>
> whole house. The installation by the contractor and service (cleaning,
>
> etc) by me will be much easier on the upstairs unit so I favor this
> location for the humidifier.
>
> Will the moisture from the upstairs unit migrate downstairs adequately
> to make the downstairs living area bedroom correctly humidified?
>
> Thanks for any insight you can provide.
>



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Old 06-11-2007, 08:05 AM   #4
trader4@optonline.net
 
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I would think it would work fine upstairs too. They are pretty easy to
install, and if you are good at following directions, cutting holes in
sheet metal, and have basic mechanical skills, you should be able to
put one in yourself. I highly recommend the Aprilaire 760, which I
have.

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Old 06-11-2007, 08:06 AM   #5
Dr. Hardcrab
 
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<trader4@optonline.net> wrote in message
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>I would think it would work fine upstairs too. They are pretty easy to
> install, and if you are good at following directions, cutting holes in
> sheet metal, and have basic mechanical skills, you should be able to
> put one in yourself. I highly recommend the Aprilaire 760, which I
> have.



I would highly recommend one that works:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...406&lpage=none


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Old 06-11-2007, 08:06 AM   #6
Dr. Hardcrab
 
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<trader4@optonline.net> wrote in message
news:1135456477.961429.247940@o13g2000cwo.googlegr oups.com...
>I would think it would work fine upstairs too. They are pretty easy to
> install, and if you are good at following directions, cutting holes in
> sheet metal, and have basic mechanical skills, you should be able to
> put one in yourself. I highly recommend the Aprilaire 760, which I
> have.



I would highly recommend one that works:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...406&lpage=none


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