The isntallation instructions for the 400A humidifier states that the humidifier unit can be install on the return or supply side of a forced air heating system. All of the diagrams have the unit installed on the supply side - are there any disadvantages of hanging the unit on the return side?
One of the advantages of a bypass humidifier is that it can be installed either on the supply plenum or on the return duct with equal effectiveness. No matter which duct the unit is mounted on, the airflow always goes from the supply to the return through the humidifier.
A bypass humidifier will also have no adverse effect on any component in the furnace, air cleaner or filter. Aprilaire® Humidifiers put “water vapor” into the air, not raw water. This is nature's way of getting relative humidity into the air. Please contact our Customer Service Department if we may be of further assistance.