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    I went the other way. I bought a better humidifier in the fall but I'm keeping it boxed up for a while longer yet.
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    I'd be lying if I said I didn't disagree.

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    Is there a way around trying to keep the house humid in the winter without getting condensation on the windows? Iíve got the humidistat turned all the way down to 20% and still getting water droplets on all the glass.
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    Below -25 there isn’t much to be done without high end windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx Mazda View Post
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    Is there a way around trying to keep the house humid in the winter without getting condensation on the windows? I’ve got the humidistat turned all the way down to 20% and still getting water droplets on all the glass.
    Keep windows uncovered as much as possible, move shit away from heat registers that block the airflow, use ceiling fan if you have one, small fan blowing at problem window. As long as the ice isn’t growing into a glacier inside, water droplets are normal. Also check the back corners of closets on the exterior walls and corners of cantilevered rooms, lots of corners to have little or no insulation installed.

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    i'm getting ice in the corners of the windows that are in the shade, new triple pane windows too, humidity set to 20%

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    i'm getting ice in the corners of the windows that are in the shade, new triple pane windows too, humidity set to 20%
    Don't stress about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tha_bandit View Post
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    i'm getting ice in the corners of the windows that are in the shade, new triple pane windows too, humidity set to 20%
    That's nothing. It fucking rains inside on my windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    That's nothing. It fucking rains inside on my windows.
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    I get water droplets hitting my head from my kitchen skylights when i'm standing under them. Sucks man.

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    ha rain from skylights, damn.

    so anyone using an ecobee or similar? just found humidibee, updates your humidity according to outdoor temp, i expected their frost control setting to work better.

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    I have an ecobee and used to use the frost control setting, but I turned it off because it was just way too dry. My house was at like 18% and my eyes were starting to bother me too much even with eye drops.

    Basically I made the personal determination that:

    Frost/ice on windows + rain from skylights > dry uncomfortable house

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    Quote Originally Posted by tha_bandit View Post
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    ha rain from skylights, damn.

    so anyone using an ecobee or similar? just found humidibee, updates your humidity according to outdoor temp, i expected their frost control setting to work better.
    A good humidifier has this option built in. One of the reasons I went with my Aprilaire 600 for.. has the probe to do just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabad66 View Post
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    I have an ecobee and used to use the frost control setting, but I turned it off because it was just way too dry. My house was at like 18% and my eyes were starting to bother me too much even with eye drops.

    Basically I made the personal determination that:

    Frost/ice on windows + rain from skylights > dry uncomfortable house
    I have my Ecobee set on frost control too. I put a humidifier in our bedroom, it raises it to a balmy 25%.

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    yea humidibee seems to be working better than frost control since you can customize your levels based on the temp ranges

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    I'm pretty sure most furnace humidifiers don't work. We have a less then 1 year old humidifier installed, currently set to 60% and we cannot get the humidity above 30%. Plus for or the past 2 weeks we have been running a vaporizer 24/7 in the house to try and bring it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    I'm pretty sure most furnace humidifiers don't work. We have a less then 1 year old humidifier installed, currently set to 60% and we cannot get the humidity above 30%. Plus for or the past 2 weeks we have been running a vaporizer 24/7 in the house to try and bring it up.
    Maybe your humidifier has issues or isn't installed or working properly? I can 100% say they do work.

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    *complete edit because i didn't read your post carefully*

    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    I'm pretty sure most furnace humidifiers don't work. We have a less then 1 year old humidifier installed, currently set to 60% and we cannot get the humidity above 30%. Plus for or the past 2 weeks we have been running a vaporizer 24/7 in the house to try and bring it up.
    They work to a degree, but 60% is a pretty high target to reach especially in winter. In both of my homes i've lived in, never been able to get it past 40% in winter even with the humidifier jacked up. But they should be able to get you from say 20% (no humidifier) to 35%.
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    Small update, I replaced the portable humidifier I was using as it's 6-7 year old. With the new one we had the humidity over the weekend up to 30% constantly. Feels a lot better in the house now.

    Now i have to turn the main unit down as the temps are back around 0 this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    Small update, I replaced the portable humidifier I was using as it's 6-7 year old. With the new one we had the humidity over the weekend up to 30% constantly. Feels a lot better in the house now.

    Now i have to turn the main unit down as the temps are back around 0 this week.
    Yeah my humidifier will easily crank it up to 30 with no effort lol. My humidistat has 7 adjustments and 1-2 in manual mode is plenty to keep the ice to a minimum on the windows.

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    Noticed water dripping out of the side of my HRV unit today. It has drains, so I was confused. Opened it up and she was iced right up cock-stiff! It’s been set to de-humidify for the last 2 weeks and I guess it can’t handle the cold.

    Managed to thaw the drain, I turned the unit off and I’ll leave the side cover open for a few hours to melt it all. Something for you guys to be aware of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx Mazda View Post
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    Noticed water dripping out of the side of my HRV unit today. It has drains, so I was confused. Opened it up and she was iced right up cock-stiff! It’s been set to de-humidify for the last 2 weeks and I guess it can’t handle the cold.

    Managed to thaw the drain, I turned the unit off and I’ll leave the side cover open for a few hours to melt it all. Something for you guys to be aware of.

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    Weird. Mine had a defrost cycle that would run to avoid that. May yours isn't setup to do that?

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