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tigerg

09:14AM | 02/20/04
Member Since: 02/19/04
3 lifetime posts
I am replacing my furnace and was going to include a humidifier on the new unit. But some have advised against this saying that it causes the system to rust. Is this true? Can I get some advise on your thoughts? I feel the humidifer is good to have in the dry area of Wyoming that I live in, but would hate to have to replace it and duct work later on. I am lookinh at using Lennox Elite Furnace.

plumber Tom

01:10PM | 02/20/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
801 lifetime posts
Why humidity? Well proper humidity levels in your home reduce annoying static electricity,dried cracked furniture and wood trim, and wilting house plants. You will feel more comfortable as scratchy dry skin,throats and noses are soothed. Properly humidified air feels warmer allowing you to turn down your thermostat a few degrees and reduce energy costs yet still feel comfortable. Do some research on brand names. Some good 1's are: Aprilaire, General Model 81 Drum Power Humidifier, etc. Proper maintenance on a humudifier will not cause rust.

tigerg

06:22AM | 02/21/04
Member Since: 02/19/04
3 lifetime posts
Tom,

Thanks for your reply but I wasn't asking for the benefits of a humidifier. I was concerned about a more serious (expensive)problem Rusting of the furnace, the duct work, etc. And of course proper maintenance of the humidifier will keep it from rusting but does the added humidity cause problems with the system. I am considering the Aprilaire 700 on a Lennox Elite series furnace.


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