Internet #203479930

Model #HE280A

Store SKU #127580

2,000 - 4,000 sq. ft. Whole-House Flow-Through Bypass Air Humidifier

  • Water Saving Technology uses less water than standard humidifiers
  • PerfectFLO water distribution optimizes efficiency & water usage
  • Installation Kit included
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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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  • Plenum Duct Opening: 9.75in W x 12.625 in H
  • By-Pass Duct Opening: 6 in
  • Replacement Pad (US): HC26P1002
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Maximum Room Size (cu. ft.)
4000
Product Depth (in.)
18.5
Product Height (in.)
16.25
Product Width (in.)
9.75

Details

Air Treatment Product Type
Whole House Humidifier
Color Family
Whites
Control Type
Mechanical
Floor drain required
Yes
Humidifier Features
Automatic Moisture Control,Installation Kit Included
Humidifier style
Bypass
Humidifier Tank Capacity (Gallons)
0
Included Items
Installation Kit
Installation kit included
Yes
Product Weight (lb.)
15.12 lb
Returnable
180-Day
Room Size (sq. ft.)
Large (Greater than 1000 sq. ft.)
Voltage (volts)
24
Water Filter Replacement Model#
HC26A;HC26P

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

34Questions13Answers

Duct size inlet

Asked by dennis January 25, 2020
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Hi Dennis. The Unit include a Bypass ducting including: 6 in. (155 mm) diameter flexible duct. We recommend to contact our support team at 1-800-633-3991 Monday- Sunday 8 am to 10 pm CST. we'll be glad to assist you and solve any questions you may have. Thank you.

The Honeywell HE280A Furnace humidifier requires a Floor Drain. How much water does this unit d...

Asked by TMW January 23, 2020
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Hi TMW, thank you for your question. The water that this humidifier drains will depend on multiple conditions, including the usage; this humidifier has a water saving technology that saves up to 30% of water. If you have further questions please contact our support team at 1 (800) 468-1502 Monday - Sunday 8 am to 10 pm CST. Have a great weekend!

Will this work with a NEST thermostat controller?

Asked by Nat November 18, 2019
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Yes. This works with my nest thermostat

Is the flow thru cover reversible

Asked by JJC October 22, 2019
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Hi JJC, the side plates for the Honeywell By-Pass Flow-Through Humidifier can be placed on the desired size to customize the orientation for your specific install. If you have additional questions, please contact us at 1-800-468-1502.

where can I buy a water valve at for this humidfier

Asked by bud October 21, 2019
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Can this be controlled with an Ecobee?

Asked by JA February 4, 2019
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Hi JA! This is going to depend upon the compatibility of your thermostat, this unit has two dry contacts going to the thermostat (2 wires) the thermostat may have these terminals labeled as HUM or U terminals. Hope this helps! -Joey

Can you swap the output to the left side easily? I am replacing an HE240 so everything is on the ...

Asked by DaveB January 18, 2019
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Yes it is easy to switch my Install was on the left side as well. The side panels slide out for an easy change.

I currently have a carrier lbp17-a. Would the dimensions for the cut out be compatible with this model?

Asked by McOut February 13, 2018
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Hi McOut. Unfortunately, we do not have information about the cut out dimensions for the Carrier LBP17-a. The cut dimensions for the By-Pass Flow-Through Humidifier with Water Savings are 9.75 x 12.625. Hope this information answers your question.

How do I connect this humidifier when my house has pvc water lines?

Asked by Chris January 9, 2018
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This unit mounts in your HVAC system, type of piping you have makes no difference. Mike

What are the dimensions of the opening for the main box. I think that the hole for my old unit ma...

Asked by john January 5, 2018
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For the HE280 the opening is 10" Wide, 13" Tall For the HE240 the opening is 9 1/2" Wide, 9 3/4" Tall

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I have only had this a few days. It performs...
I have only had this a few days. It performs as it should and was pretty easy to install. I installed it on the return side of the furnace due to space limitations. From start to finish it took about four hours to install. So far so good. I wanted to give it three stars because I can’t really evaluate it’s performance yet but for some reason I couldn’t change it to three stars, it was stuck on 5.
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First the cons, directions could be more clear or better labeled. Cut out template for humidistat was impossible to cut the shape, especially if you are cutting air duct. I will recommend to cut the opening first then drill out the 4 mounting holes. I drilled the holes first, but the time I finished cutting the opening, my holes were not align any more. If you are not getting any water after your installation, check the pressure tube. Because I stalled it on the return duct, the pressure tube needs to be revered. Gray connector (suck) for black tube, and black connector (blow) for clear tube. Now the goods, everything else was a breeze to install. It's been only one night, but so far the unit works like it stated. The unit will be engage when the furnace is on, when the furnace is off, the unit stops running. It uses the pressure differential between Out and Return duct. The family is happy with it so far, hope this will stop the nose bleed, dry skin and constant static shocks.
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My house is 1967 about 3000sqft. This is maintaining my house at 55% humidity. I'm very happy w...
My house is 1967 about 3000sqft. This is maintaining my house at 55% humidity. I'm very happy with the result especially since the instructions warned that house older than 20 years may need a bigger unit for 3k sqft. My mounting location is with the main unit on the return air duct because I had no room for it on the supply (preferred location). The alternative was the power fan option for larger homes, but that one definitely needs to be on the supply side, so the warmer air helps to evaporate the h2O, and I had no room to mount it on the supply ductwork.
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Response from Honeywell SupportFebruary 13, 2019
Hi Mark!
Thank you for rating our Honeywell By-Pass Flow-Through Humidifier. We always appreciate positive feedback and reading that you are enjoying our product. Thank you so much for choosing Honeywell. -Chea Honeywell
Decreases the furnace efficiency
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I bought He280 two week ago from Home Depot (Morningsige) and installed it and is working, no problem so far, but I should mention that the dimensions indicated in Home Depot are wrong. My unit (He280) is approximately 12 1/2"W x 15 1/2"H x 9 1/2"D. I checked Honeywell site and they do not show the dimensions in the specifications. Now the review: The heated air from furnace supply duct flows through the filter (pad), then through the by-pass, and to the return duct to be recycled back to the furnace. The size of the by-pass duct (6" diameter) is approximately 9% of the size of furnace output duct(Trane S9V2); that means you lose 9% of the furnace output power ALL THE TIME (heated air is being recycled without heating your home). Given that air flow passing through the pad is not as easy (as going free), you are still losing about 5% of the furnace output plus the electricity that is used for the operation of the humidifier. I believe the product design is flawd. I am challanging Honeywell to proove it otherwise
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Every thing you need is in the box. Straight forward install. You don't have to use the transform...
Every thing you need is in the box. Straight forward install. You don't have to use the transformer if your furnace has a 24v output next to were your existing thermostat connects. Mine does so I didn't have to worry about finding or running a nearby receipt. Works great. No more dryness.
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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.
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Great product!
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We had an existing Honeywell humidifier on the furnace that stopped working (10 years old) instead of troubleshooting it was easier to buy a new one instead. The cutouts on the sheet metal were already there so that probably saved me an hour of measuring and cutting. Installation went very smoothly, parts are well laid out in individual bags. Easy to wire (the old one had to be wired to the furnace, this one is powered by a plug in AC pack). It was up and running in about 2 hours. Just make sure to double-check your connection on the water saddle valve and DO NOT over tighten (hand tight plus a 1/4 to 1/2 turn with a wrench.) Watch the the Honeywell installation video on YouTube, it's a huge help! Made a big difference in the air in our house, much more comfortable!
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Works perfectly
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Installation is time consuming but not difficult. Installed on the return side, connected to hot water, drained with a pump. My target moisture levels in a 3,000sqf home were achieved just a few days after startup.
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Really need it, but cannot get info
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I need to replace an older model Honeywell whole house humidifier. This review is not about this product but about the website. I wish there was more help to help me pick the right product that will fit in the same installation location as my existing model.
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