Put an end to desert-like air in your home. The average humidity in the Sahara Desert is 25%. In wintertime, the average humidity inside some homes can be even lower, leading to dry skin, "carpet shock", cracking woodwork and more. Reliable Honeywell Whole House Humidifiers work with your home's heating and cooling system to maintain a proper, comfortable humidity level throughout the home. They will save you money by allowing you to turn down your thermostat a few degrees because humid air feels warmer. Plus, you don't have the hassle of refilling the unit like you do with portable humidifiers.
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92%of customersrecommend this product23 of 25reviews
Rating Breakdown25 reviews
92%of customersrecommend this product23 of 25reviews
Product works. Total install time was about 2.5 hours. I replaced the flexible hose with round sheet metal ductwork. Also, the required water line was already in place from an older humidifier install. Here's the catch: the humidifier produced a periodic "fog horn" like sound after the install. It took me a couple of weeks of rushing to the basement when the noise occurred to determine the cause. The cause? The plastic discs that hold the foam roller in place had to be pushed closer together than I intuitively thought (based on the directions). Somehow their was a friction-based noise that echoed throughout the house via the ductwork.
Pros: Easy to Install, Nice Design
Cons: ugly flexible hose-replaced with sheet metal duct
Installation was actually pretty straight forward but there were a few "short comings" in the kit that I think people should be aware of. the supplied duct is just way too short. I have a "highboy" style air handler and the return and supply ducts are pretty much right next to each other. Only a few inches apart actually. I had some trouble getting the supplied duct to reach far enough. it's 3 feet I think but if you need to bend it 90 degrees you lose a foot of length. Measure first and see if you need a longer duct. save yourself a trip. Also, the duct has a block off plate that isn't really sized properly. IF you cut a full circle into the supply ( as the instructions indicate) the block off plate will only cover about 75% of the opening which is just way too much. Solution: Cut the hole smaller and in a somewhat oval shape. A bit more work but the shutter will then fully block the duct when it's not in use.
The kit comes with a plastic water supply line ( PEX? ) So if your building code locally requires copper, you'll need a new line. Again save yourself a trip and get it while you are at the store.
Finally, you will need a near by outlet and water pipe to tap into. If there is no outlet near your furnace, you'll need to have one put in.
Finally, one of the little plastic bits on the drain was too big to fit properly in the unit and I had to use a dremel to file it down to size.
Given all of this, I wouldn't take on this job like this unless you were pretty handy. I was able to get it done in a few hours.
As for the function of the unit, it seems to be working well. Once I got all those little installation details worked out, everything works very well. No leaks or anything and it worked the first time I turned it on. The humidity level in the house is coming up nicely and it requires basically no work from here on in.
I replaced an old kenmore unit with this one and was able to modify the plenum cutouts to fit fairly easily. After 1 day of operation the humidifier took my 1800 sqft house from 25% to 35% relative humidity. The unit comes with plenty of water line but I had to purchase additional wire for the humidistat. Installation was fairly simple and took only a few hours. The drum motor runs quietly. Overall I am very happy with this product so far. The rotating drum system seems like a good setup for efficient humidification.
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Nice Design, fair price, efficient
I have a few old guitars that need a controlled humidity environment. My two story townhouse is around 1700 square foot. This humidifier did the trick. It took my house from 35% to nearly 50% overnight. I have also noticed that I did not wake up with a dry throat or nasal congestion so I am a very happy camper. It took a couple of hours to install but if you can operate tin snips and do basic wiring, you should not have any issues. Everything I needed was included in the box and the three foot length of 6 inch vent hose was just enough for my application. The unit came with a control assembly so I believe it shuts off the motor after reaching the dialed in humidity level. Overall, it's a pretty basic design that works great.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
This humdifier works great and has definitely made a difference in our home. Installation would have been fairly easy if this had been a new install but when replacing an older drum unit, it was all the small things that added up - stubborn fittings that wouldn't come loose on the old unit, and the duct work supplied with this unit not being long enough. I believe this unit comes with 4' of bypass duct, which was a tad too short so I had to run out and get an 8' piece. Once installed, the unit performs beautifully.
I have had a "pass through" humidifier for years - have not had a drum one like this for a long time. But, my pass though kept leaking and I bought this one. Whomever engineered this product did a wonderful job. The instructions, parts, and assembly went very well. Everything worked as advertised........
This was easily installed but be sure to measure twice before cutting mounting holes Only problem I've had in two years+ of using, is getting a replacement part. There was not any parts ordering on the Honeywell manual or their web site. If you need a part go to the website of the actual manufacturer of the humidifier, Skuttle, in Marietta, OH.
Just like the instructions say: Each installation will be different and I had a few challenges, but just a little common sense and everything went together superbly. Our water line source is PVC (which isn't covered in the installation booklet) so I drilled an 1/8" in hole and secured the tap to it and it works great. Our air quality has improved from Sahara desert uncomfortable to a very nice humidity level that will make a huge difference on our dry itchy skin. Great little unit - highly recommended. We packed up our room unit humidifiers for the next garage sale.
The humidifier assembly and install was the easy part, the wiring schematic is carp. It shows extra connection points for no reason. It could easily be simplified to terminate red and white wires on transformer, take white to humidistat, take other leg of humidistat to motor, connect red wire to motor, done, complete circuit. Plug in transformer. If you are installing the humidistat upstairs its a longer run. Next would be measure and verify where you want to install it. My highboy required two elbows and a four foot section of pipe, not that flexi garbage. Feel free to buy machine screws as well unless you like drilling pilots, also 1/2" are plenty long.
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Good Size & Weight
I bought this item because it is the exact same model that I am replacing. I was plesantly suprised that I didn't have to buy the filter or the humidistat....great. The price was decent which is a plus and I saved even more money by doing the work myself. The instructions were understandable. Everything was up and running in an hour and a half. The only thing that I wished it had is a digital stat, but I'm not complaining at all. I am happy.
This is a very nice whole house humidifier, its easy to install and works great. Installation was very easy, you just mount it to your furnace and connect a water line and plug it in. It puts out warm moist air throughout your house.
It's just as advertised and easy to install. You need a good pair of tin snips to cut into the ducts. The instructions for water line installation do not cover plastic lines. I have 1" PEX plas. water lines. I used a 1x1/2x1 coupling, a 4" piece of 1/2" copper pipe and a 1/2x1/4 shut off valve. Be sure to use the 1/4" PLASTIC compression fitting (not the metal one) and the 1/4" copper sleeve. The 1x1/2x1 tee I used was a stab fitting - just cut the pipe & push into tee ends - it worked great - no leaks at all.
very easy to install took less than 2 hours and after a couple cycles we could feel the difference
Pros: Easy to Use, Easy Installation
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Review 20 for Drum Whole House Humidifier
Doesn't hold up
PostedNovember 23, 2013
No, I do not recommend this product.
Installation is relatively easy if you are so inclined. It does a good job while it lasts, but it doesn't last long, in my opinion. I am putting it in service for the fourth season and the drive motor/gears are shot. Replacement motor is available from on-line appliance parts stores. I would like to get 8-10 years out a simple, but expensive, piece of equipment like this.