I am having several local hvac companies come out in the next few
weeks to give me quotes on a humidifier for my 4,000 SF Ranch in
Michigan. I have hot water baseboard heat, but I also have an air
handler for summer air conditioning. All the hvac guys I have talked
to have recommended the aprilaire power humidifier (model 350/360 I
think) mounted on the ducts and having the blower run sometimes during
the winter. The last contractor, however, recommended a Skuttle power
steam humidifier. Anyone have any experience, either good or bad with
the above units? I plan on letting a qualified hvac company do the
work, but I want to go into this knowing a little bit about what I am
For the life of me, I cant figure out how you are having several
companies come out (for free?) to give you an estimate on a simple
I dont think the humidifier on the air handler will be a good choice.
The air with no heat in it will be quite uncomfortable during the
Most steam humidifiers seem to be quite a pain as far as maintenance
goes. I dont use them.
The "****crab" , might have the best plan although those turn to a
pile of concrete if not cleaned regularly.
Not saying they dont work. Just a bit of a pain putting water into it.
Its gotta be cleaned like they recommend and replacing the drum pad.
Its just not a set it and forget uint, but then, what is?
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