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    Default Whole House Humidifier for hi Eff. Rheem funrnace?

    Hi- looking for a recommendation on adding a whole house humidifier to a Rheem hi eff. furnace. Any gotcha's to be aware of? brands to look for?

    I do not have a floor drain close. can i tap into the condensate pump on the furnace if needed? (do they need a drain?)

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    Default Re: Whole House Humidifier for hi Eff. Rheem funrnace?

    Quote Originally Posted by burked1234 View Post
    Hi- looking for a recommendation on adding a whole house humidifier to a Rheem hi eff. furnace. Any gotcha's to be aware of? brands to look for?

    I do not have a floor drain close. can i tap into the condensate pump on the furnace if needed? (do they need a drain?)
    If this is a direct vent furnace --- are you sure you need a humidifer ?
    Quite often when a direct vented high efficeint furnace is used the inside RH is high enough.

    A flow - through type of humidifier work well. Unfortunately they do require some sort of drain. If you use the furnace condensate pump for the humidifier drain -- beware --- any minerals in the water will tend to wear out the condensate pump.
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