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Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier

The Honeywell HE240 Flow-Through Bypass Whole House Humidifier works with your home's heating and cooling system to maintain a proper, comfortable humidity level throughout the home. Besides protecting your woodwork and furniture from drying and cracking. The humidifier can reduce the incidence of static electricity, promoting a safer home environment.
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4.143 / 5
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Open Ratings Snapshot
86%of customersrecommend this product6 of 7reviews
Rating Breakdown 7 reviews
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86%of customersrecommend this product6 of 7reviews
Customer questions and answers:
5 Questions | 9 Answers
Customer reviews for Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier
Review 1 for Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier
from Bowie,MD
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great humidifier, good value - preparation & patience are key

PostedDecember 4, 2012
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So far I'm really pleased with the very noticeable over-night increase in humidity ~20% --> ~40%+. I decided to go with this model based on size,price, & features. Install overall took me about 6 hours. Most of that time was watching videos, reviewing instructions & planning! Remember (Measure x 3) = (Cut 1). Get familiar with tin snips! Wiring was easier since I could tap 24V side of furnace control board (R + C) - didn't need to run another 120V line nor use the included trans. Adjust water valve down to minimize excess. I added a 5-year ice-maker type filter on to mitigate sediment build-up. Seal her up good & get ready to breathe easy!!
Pros: Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, Easy Replacement, Easy Installation
Cons: excess water run-off (design tradeoff)
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+17points
17out of 17found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier
from Belpre , Ohio
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Great Humidifier and easy to install !

PostedAugust 19, 2014
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I am very happy with my purchase and would reccomend it to a friend , I have nothing but good things to say about Home Depot !
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight
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0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier
from Cedar Papids, IA
Age Range:65 or over
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Straightforward easy install

PostedMarch 10, 2014
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After we determined that all the parts were included in the box, the installation was fast and easy. As others have pointed out it is important to have everything to do the install at hand. We could not find the bypass duct in the box and took it back to The Home Depot. They called Customer Care with us after they opened another box and did not find the bypass in that box either. They gave us the parts to complete the install.
Wheh we got home and started the install, we removed the cover to the humidifier and found the duct and the remainder of the parts. It would be really helpful if this was noted in the inatallation pamphlet. After we determined that everything was there, it only took a couple of hours to cut the holes and install the humidifier and bypass duct. The instructions are very easy to follow. Any do-it-yourselfer shouldn't have a problem installing it.
Pros: Durable, Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Install
Cons: better detail on parts location in box.
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier
from Columbus, OH, USA
Age Range:25 to 34
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

Worth it to install it yourself.

PostedJanuary 14, 2014
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We bought this in November of 2013 in anticipation of a cold winter. YouTube has an excellent install video, just type in "Honeywell HE240". Watch the entire video before buying. The only difference between the video and our unit was the fact that all the wiring is HE280. There is no more differences.
We have CPVC pipes, the included saddle valve is for copper. The plumbing department sold us a GATORBITE. I had to add a T to our pipes with some more 1/2" tubing. Pretty straight forward install. DO NOT USE A CONPRESSION FITTING ON CPVC, it cracks the plastic. Also bought some of the yellow (primer already in the glue) cement.
I followed the recommendation of another review. We installed a ice maker water filter in the line and I slowly closed the water valve to reduce the waste to a trickle. Just keep closing the valve until the humidity falls off from your set value. Then just open it 1/8 turn. We bought a humidity sensor thing at Harbor Freight for cheap.
Not only would I install this again but I recommended it to friends. Works great.
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Sturdy, High Quality, Easy to Install
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier
from st louis
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

works perfectly

PostedDecember 20, 2013
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I installed this from scratch.Easier to install since they use a vacuum switch now instead of wiring into the blower system.Piece of cake if you are a handy person.Simple wiring.Follow the directions it goes easy.You will need a sharp pair of tin snips and a 3/4 inch drill bit for the pressure switch.Unit operates great!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Stylish, Nice Design
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1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier
from Minnesota, USA
Age Range:45 to 54
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Gender:Female
Home Improvement Profile:Other

this product came with everything needed for installation

PostedOctober 18, 2013
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this product came with everything needed for installation
Pros: Easy to Clean, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
-2points
3out of 8found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Flow-Through Bypass Humidifier
from ST Malo Manitoba
Age Range:55 to 64
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Gender:Male
Home Improvement Profile:DIYer

honeywell he240 humidifier

PostedDecember 18, 2013
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No, I do not recommend this product.
I installed a he240 and very disappointed , we waste 54 gallons of water per 24hr day . the drum types are more maintenance but there is a float valve that does not waste water , therefore this unit is very expensive to operate and not environment friendly.
Pros: Easy to Install
Cons: wastes water
-3points
0out of 3found this review helpful.