Can I install the Aprilaire humidifier above the cooling coil and still get the same efficiency from the unit?

Monday, January 21, 2013 by Aprilaire Team

From: webmaster@aprilaire.com



>>> Phyllis Kaplanek 02/21/12 09:01 >>>

Hello William,

Thank you for contacting Aprilaire.

Yes, you may install the humidifier above the cooling coil, or you may also install it on the cold air return duct. You really are not limited to where this unit can be installed. It would also be best to plumb hot water to the humidifier.

There is an 'orifice' installed into the water feed tube. The feed tube comes out of the solenoid, and brings the water into the humidifier, and deposits the water in the distribution tray at the top. The orifice is installed into the feed tube at the end that is inserted into the solenoid valve. That is the only metering device we have to monitor the water flow.

Please let us know if you have any further questions.



Phyllis Kaplanek
Customer Service Specialist
Aprilaire - Division of Research Products Corporation
ptk@aprilaire.com
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>>> William Cape 2/19/2012 6:45 PM >>>
Name: William Cape

Email: mcape1622@att.net

Address: 1806 S 35th St

City: Manitowoc

State: WI

ZIP: 54220

Country: USA

Phone: 920-684-3607

Product_type: Humidifiers

Model number: 700

Installation date:

Professionally installed:

Comments: I would like to install a Model 700 Humidifier on my forced air gas furnace that has a cooling coil in the furnace. Due to the location of the cold air return ducts, I'm not able to locate the unit in the plenum in line with the coil as instructed in the manual. I would have to move the unit up above the coil to have enough room between the plenum and duct work. My question is --Can I install the unit above the cooling coil and still get the same efficiency from the unit? Also, does the solenoid on the unit control the 6GPM the unit used and is it preset to do that?


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