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How to wire a humidifier to a furnace?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by doublewide, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. doublewide

    doublewide Member

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    I put in a pellet stove now my house is too dry. Does anyone here know how to wire a humidifier to a furnace, so that it runs only when the heat is running in the house. I have been looking for some help for a while. My furnace is an Armstrong Air Heat pump Seer 14. Thanks

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  2. project240

    project240 Member

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    I just installed one on our furnace. Very simple. Ours came with a short video showing how to do everything
  3. Later

    Later New Member

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    A humidifier that only works when the furnace is on producing heat won't put much humidity in the air, especially when you have a stove. In this house we have a high efficiency gas furnace (no stove) and I have connected the humidifier to be on all the time and the furnace fan on all the time. Keeps the humidity here just a bit above 30%. At the other house, where we have the wood stove, there is no way that a furnace based humidifier could keep up. Fortunately we have a damp basement there.

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