Is your humidistat dial set to your desired humidity? Or is it set to
off? If set humidity is met, water won't run to humidify. In summer time
I set the humidistat dial to off and close the damper.
Is there a manual water shutoff valve for the summer?
Is it on?
Small shutoff valves usually have the handle turned to be parallel with the water pipe to turn on.
And perpendicular to the pipe to turn off.
With that setting, if the water never ran, one last thing to check is
water supply line. This line has shut off most common is saddle valve
connected to the water heater pipe. 23C temp is pretty warm for my
family. We set it at 20.5C in winter, in summer it is set at 23C with
a/c unit running. Also our thermostat is programmable.
To check the current humidity in the house, slowly turn the humidistat
dial all the way carefully listening/feeling clicking sound, at that
poiht, dial indicates the humidity. You can see then what's going on.
On Saturday, November 29, 2014 1:20:32 AM UTC-5, Tony Hwang wrote:
The water will be running if the humidity in the house is below 35%.
Depending where this is, climate, the humidity may be well above that.
This line has shut off most common is saddle valve
Yes, turning it up, you should hear a click at some point, which is
the water valve opening. They typically have a test spot, past the
highest setting, where it will force it on no matter what the actual
On 11/28/2014 9:07 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
The Aprilaire Humidifier is installed to operate in conjunction with the
furnace blower. When the Aprilaire Humidifier Control calls for humidity
and the blower is operating, water flows to the distribution tray located at
the top of the unit. The water is uniformly distributed across the width of
the tray and through a scientifically designed system of outlets. It flows
by gravity over the Water Panel®
evaporator, the heart of the unit. Dry, hot
air is moved through the moisture-laden Water Panel evaporator where
natural evaporation takes place. The now humidified air carrying moisture
in vapor form (nature’s own way) is circulated throughout the home.
The correct water flow is determined by an orifice equipped with
each drain type unit. When the unit is operating, there will be a small,
steady stream of water to drain, which flushes away most of the
trouble-causing minerals. Do not use the saddle valve to regulate the
water flow. It is designed to be completely opened or closed. The minerals
and solid residue not trapped by the replaceable Water Panel evaporator are
flushed down the drain in the Models 550, 600 and 700. This is the most
effective and least expensive method to dispose of trouble-causing minerals.
The drain also eliminates the problems caused by stagnant water.
On 11/28/2014 8:33 PM, email@example.com wrote:
If you have at least 2-3 cold days in a row, turn it off early during
the cold snap and see how things are inside the house in a few days. If
you start getting a lot of static electricity where there was none
before, and/or if your nose starts to ache when breathing fast (and it
did not ache before you turned off the humidifier), you can be sure it
is working. If you don't notice any change, it is probably not
humidifying the air, even if it seems to be "on".
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