Model # HE280A

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Honeywell By-Pass Flow-Through Humidifier with Water Savings
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Honeywell

By-Pass Flow-Through Humidifier with Water Savings

  • Water Saving Technology uses less water than standard humidifiers
  • PerfectFLO water distribution optimizes efficiency & water usage
  • Installation Kit included
$218.00 /each

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Product Overview

The Honeywell HE280 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. This humidifier features water saving technology that uses 30% less water than standard models. Besides protecting your woodwork and furniture from drying and cracking. The humidifier can reduce the incidence of static electricity, promoting a safer home environment.

  • Replenishes moisture throughout the home to make it more comfortable
  • Water-saving technology and uses 30% less water than standard models
  • For typical homes (older than 20 years) up to 2,000 to (less than 20 years old) 4,000 sq. ft.
  • Utilizes home's HVAC system for whole-home humidity distribution
  • Easy mounting on either warm air supply or return air duct of forced-air furnaces
  • Less maintenance and cleaning than portable units
  • Protects wood floors and furnishings from drying and cracking
  • Reduces static electricity
  • Saves money and energy because the improved humidity makes for a more comfortable home, the thermostat can be turned down a few degrees
  • Easy-to-use humidity control included
  • PerfectFlo water distribution tray optimizes efficiency and water usage
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Customer Questions & Answers

What is the water flow rate?

If set to the highest humidity level, what is the water usage in 24 hours?
Asked by: StansDIY
Turn a faucet on as little as you can for a steady flow. That's about it. When I was on city water I saw no difference in my bill. That makes sense as the unit only uses water when the furnace fan is running, not at all in the summer and none when the hunidistat setting has been reached. Taking a wild guess, maybe a gallon or so every 24 hrs? It's not much. The feed is just a 1/4" tube.
Answered by: Oldguy
Date published: 2016-11-12

How do I know if this humidifier is compatible with my furnace and do you recommend having a professional install it?

Asked by: Anonymous
If you're not comfortable with cutting holes in your ductwork or making water tight plumbing connections then you probably want a pro to do this. If you're pretty good with tools and have some experience with HVAC then go ahead. It's not rocket science, but needs to be done exactly according to the instructions. I've built houses before and this took me a long afternoon.
Answered by: Oldguy
Date published: 2016-09-19

Do you need to already have a humidistat in the house? or do you need to purchase one for this to...

Do you need to already have a humidistat in the house? or do you need to purchase one for this to work? Or does it have it's own sensor in it to tell it when to turn on and off?
Asked by: Angela
It has a sensor that connects to the return air to measure the humidity in the air. You can set it to the desired humidity. I included a picture of mine so you can see humidity adjustment switch. It is the white dial on the return vent on the right side I have a humidistat in my home but I don't use it. I just have adjusted the setting to where it feels comfortable in the house. It does not take long to notice the difference in the home.
Answered by: DYIADAM
Date published: 2017-02-04

Can this unit be turned around that the intake is on the left side. I have a gas pipe that will n...

Can this unit be turned around that the intake is on the left side. I have a gas pipe that will not allow this configuration.
Asked by: Poudrekeg
No it can not. The intake is only on the right side. I believe you can put the unit on the return air though. I don't think it has to go onto the furnace. I have included a picture of mine. I believe you can switch the humidifier and the return air hose and it still works the same.
Answered by: DYIADAM
Date published: 2017-02-04
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By-Pass Flow-Through Humidifier with Water Savings is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 27.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I got a nearly empty box! Nearly all parts missing! I don't normally give bad reviews but I am really shocked. The box does not appear to have been opened. It appears to be factory packed but nearly everything is missing and of course Home Depot closed early today. Here is a list of missing parts. 1) Thermostat wire 2) Feed water tubing 3) Saddle Valve assembly 4) Transformer 5) Accessory Bag 6) Humidifier pad Basically I got an empty plastic shell , a paper mounting template, and some flexiblend ducting. If you buy one of these items I strongly recommend opening it and checking parts before you leave the store. Quality control appears to be non existent!
Date published: 2016-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am enjoying the whole house humidifier. The static has been noticeably reduced in our home. Th... I am enjoying the whole house humidifier. The static has been noticeably reduced in our home. The installation was of the humidifier was not very complicated. I did watch a few youtube videos while researching this particular humidifier so I had a good idea of what I was needing to do. I would measure the surrounding area of where you would like to mount the unit to make sure it will fit. Installation took about an hour and a half. The humidifier has several settings, being in the midwest where it very dry during the winter we keep ours set to the ON position so it runs every time the furnace turns on. It is absolutly helping with static, dry skin and nose bleeds.
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Clever design, poor execution. I had water pouring out of the back - poor quality connector. Dire... Clever design, poor execution. I had water pouring out of the back - poor quality connector. Directions average at best. Install video helpful, however lacks detail. They provide a whopping 20' of thermostat wire. 6" dryer vent instead of 6" flexible duct for the bypass. With better quality, this could be a product worthy of your investment. I have mine turned off for the moment and am presently on hold with Honeywell. We'll see where that goes. Suprised Home Depot would sell something so poorly made.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I have had this unit for two years. There have been no problems with operation. Installation was... I have had this unit for two years. There have been no problems with operation. Installation was easy if you have done several DIY projects. Honeywell claims that it can humidify a 3000 square foot house. This is not true. I had to buy another humidifier for our second floor. Because of the high price and false claim, I cannot recommend this product.
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy install Just installed in new house. I hope it works well! Definitely watch the YouTube video. There is several things to look for when installing such as where hoses go and what side to install various components.
Date published: 2016-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Working After less than 48 hours it raised the humidity in the house. I have about 3500 Sq ft home and no more shocks when using light switches.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice install Easy install and works good was suprized on how much water is drained away/discarded.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Water saving feature having Excellent performance makes it a great... Water saving feature having Excellent performance makes it a great product.
Date published: 2017-03-01
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