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HE220, HE260 Humidifier and

Installation Kit

WELCOME

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS/OWNER’S GUIDE

Required Accessories (Included)

To the comfortable world of humidified air. When you use your Honeywell humidifier, notice that your skin is not as dry, and that your scratchy throat and irritated nasal passages that aggravate allergies and asthma are steadily improving.

You have also taken the first step in reducing the zapping you create when you walk on your carpet and then touch your TV, computer, metal door knob or your pet. Your furniture and woodwork are also benefitting from the difference that humidified air makes.

Congratulations! You have just made a great investment in improving the comfort of your home.

APPLICATION

This kit contains your new Honeywell HE220 or HE260 Humidifier, H8908 Humidistat and all the accessories required for installation.

INSTALLATION

Preparing for the Installation

Be sure to identify all the required (Table 1) accessories (included) and make sure the appropriate tools are available before beginning the installation.

Table 1. Required Accessories.

 

 

Quantity

Accessory

 

 

 

 

3 ft (0.93m)

Bypass ducting including:

 

6 in. (155 mm) diameter flexible duct

 

Starter collar (flanged)

 

Plain collar

 

Summer shut-off damper

 

Connecting straps (2)

 

 

20 ft (6.2m)

18 gauge, two-strand thermostat wire

 

 

20 ft (6.2m)

1/4 in. (6.35 mm) OD feed water tubing

 

 

10 ft (3.1m)

1/2 in (12.7 mm) ID drain tubing

 

 

1 bag

Connecting and mounting hardware:

 

Wire nuts (4)

 

No. 8 sheet metal screws (18)

 

Drain tube clamp

 

Feed tube mounting clamps (6)

 

Brass inserts (2)

 

Plastic compression rings (2)

 

 

1

Sail switch

 

 

1

H8908 Humidistat

 

 

1 bag

Saddle Valve Assembly:

 

Saddle valve and top clamp (1)

 

Threaded bottom clamp (1)

 

Bolts (2)

 

Rubber gasket (1)

 

Brass insert (1)

 

Plastic bushing (1)

 

 

1

Plug-in transformer

 

 

Required Tools

Tools required for installation include:

• Tin snip.

• Screwdriver.

• Adjustable or open-end wrench.

• Drill, punch or awl.

• Level.

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Determining Best Location for Humidifier

CAUTION

Temperature and Static Pressure Hazard. Can cause property or equipment damage.

Locate humidifier where ambient temperature is between 32°F (0°C) and 160°F (71°C).

Do not install humidifier where freezing temperatures could occur.

Be sure supply plenum static pressure is no greater than 0.4 in. wc and water pressure is no greater than 124 psi.

Select a location for the humidifier on the supply (warm air stream) plenum. See Fig. 1.

Select a location that cannot damage the air conditioner A-coil during installation.

Do not locate the humidifier on the furnace body.

Allow adequate clearance in front of and above the humidifier so you can easily remove the cover to perform routine maintenance.

Mount the humidifier at least 3 in. (78 mm) above the furnace body to allow adequate space for the solenoid valve and drain line.

Mount the humidifier in a conditioned space to prevent freezing.

RETURN

HORIZONTAL

RETURN

RETURN

DOWN

FLO

RETURN

HIGHBOY

LOWBOY

M12808A

Fig. 1. Typical humidifier installation locations.

Selecting Water Supply Location

Use either hard or soft water in the humidifier and either hot or cold water. The water flow rate, with the humidifier running, is 3.5 gal/hr (13 liters/hr) to flush the pad and provide moisture for evaporation.

Make sure that the 20 ft (6.2m) of feed water tubing provided is adequate to connect the water supply (saddle valve) with the humidifier solenoid valve.

Locating Closest Floor Drain

Select location with access to a floor drain to provide drainage for air conditioner condensation and humidifier drainage.

If you do not have a drain available, we recommend that you install the Honeywell Whole House Drum or Disk Humidifier. Make sure that the 10 ft (3.1m) of drain tubing is adequate to reach from the humidifier drain connection to the floor drain.

Selecting Location for Sail Switch

Select a location for the sail switch in the cold air return duct where the sail is in the direct path of an unrestricted air stream.

Sail switch detects when furnace fan is operating.

Select a location where the air duct is at least 12 in. (305 mm) deep and 8 in. (203 mm) wide to allow operation of the sail without affecting the smooth flow of air in the duct.

Airflow at the location can be vertical (up or down) or horizontal.

IMPORTANT

Mounting the S688 in warm air supply duct can reduce the sail life.

Mount the switch at least 6 in. (152 mm) upstream from an elbow or junction, and at least 15 in.

(381 mm) downstream from an elbow or junction.

Locate the switch on the opposite side of the duct from the air entrance. (See Fig. 1-3 in S688 Installation Instructions.)

Selecting Location for Humidistat

Select a location for the humidistat on the return plenum or on the wall in the living space.

— Mounting on the return plenum is the easiest

installation for the control wiring circuit. For return duct mounting, the humidistat should be

mounted upstream from the humidifier or bypass so that it is properly sensing the relative humidity of the living space. Locate the control at least 8 in. (203 mm) upstream from the humidifier in the return air duct. (See Fig. 2.)

 

ALTERNATE LOCATION

RETURN

RETURN

AIR

AIR

6 in. (152 mm)

MINIMUM 15 in. (381 mm) MINIMUM

BEST

LOCATION

RETURN AIR DUCT

M12831

Fig. 2. Selecting duct location for humidistat.

Locating Closest 120V Electrical Outlet

Select location with access to an outlet. If not available, contact an electrician to have one installed.

Make sure that the humidifier cord is adequate to reach from the humidifier to the outlet.

Make sure that the 20 ft (6.2m) of thermostat wire is adequate to reach from the humidifier solenoid, to the sail switch, to the humidistat.

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Installing the Humidifier

WARNING

Hazardous Voltage

Can cause personal injury or equipment damage.

Do not cut or drill into any air conditioning or electrical accessory.

CAUTION

Sharp Edges Installation Hazard. Can cause personal injury.

Wear gloves and safety glasses.

1.Turn off power to the air handing system at the circuit breaker.

2.Draw a level line on the plenum in the location chosen for the humidifier. (Leveling assures optimal humidifier performance.)

3.Locate the template (form number 69-1650 included in the box). For the HE220 model, cut out the template along the dotted line.

4.Tape the template in position and trace around the template.

5.Remove the template and carefully cut the rectangular opening.

6.Disassemble the humidifier; remove the cover and take out the humidifier pad assembly. See Fig. 3.

WATER

FEED NOZZLE

HUMIDIFIER

PAD ASSEMBLY

FRAME

HUMIDIFIER

HOUSING

COVER

WATER

FEED TUBE

SIDEWALL

BY-PASS SIDEWALL

M12304A

Fig. 3. Disassembling humidifier.

7.Make sure the humidifier housing is level, then position it in the opening so the plastic tabs are in place on the lower sheet metal edge of the opening. Use pliers, as necessary, to flatten cut edges. See Fig. 4.

8.Secure the humidifier housing to the opening at the top and bottom using sheet metal screws.

SHEET METAL

LEVEL

DUCT

 

 

SCREWS (4)

 

 

OPENING

TO AIR DUCT

PLASTIC

TABS (2)

DRAIN TUBING

M20171

Fig. 4. Installing humidifier on duct.

9.Use the 6 in. (155 mm) starter collar as a template to mark the opening for the bypass.

10.Carefully cut the opening for a 6 in. (155 mm) starter collar. See Fig. 5. Use a drill, punch or awl to start the cut in the middle of the circle. Cut in an outward spiral to assist in controlling the cut.

6 IN. ROUND TEMPLATE

STARTING

HOLE

M20172

Fig. 5. Cutting bypass opening.

11.Assemble the summer shutoff damper into the starter collar. Verify that the damper rotates freely between the open and closed positions. Make sure the handle is accessible. Mark the damper Closed position as Summer and the Open position as Winter. See Fig. 6.

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1. Shut off the water.

SUMMER

WINTER

M20173

Fig. 6. Installing the starter collar.

12.Remove liner to expose foam adhesive. Position starter collar over opening.

13.Slide one end of the flexible ducting over the starter collar and secure with one of the connecting straps.

14.Insert the plain collar into the humidifier port and secure with sheet metal screws. Connect the flexible ducting over the collar and secure with a connecting strap. See Fig. 7.

HUMIDIFIER PORT

PLAIN COLLAR

M20785

Fig. 7. Connecting bypass ducting.

15.Seal the duct connections with duct tape (not included).

16.Reinstall the humidifier pad assembly in the humidifier housing.

17.Hinge the cover in place and secure with the thumbscrew located at the bottom of the cover.

Connecting the Plumbing

Use hot or cold water and either hard or softened water in the humidifier.

CAUTION

Chemical Hazard.

Can cause personal injury or equipment damage.

Do not use any line connected to an air conditioner.

Do not use gas line.

2.Use the self-piercing saddle valve (included) to tap into the water supply line at the location selected. See Fig. 8. If tapping into galvanized pipe, drain line and pre-drill 3/17 in. tap for saddle valve.

NOTE: The saddle valve is not designed to regulate water flow. The valve is either open or closed.

IMPORTANT

To prevent debris from clogging the solenoid inline filter, be sure to install the saddle valve handle pointing toward the ceiling.

SCREW DRIVER

WATER LINE

M20175

Fig. 8. Installing the saddle valve.

3.Use 1/4 in. (6 mm) OD tubing and connect the saddle valve to the inlet side of the solenoid valve on the humidifier (see Fig. 9).

a.Place the brass compression nut over the tubing.

b.Install brass insert into end of tubing.

c.Slide the plastic compression ring over the tubing. (Discard copper compression ring provided with valve.)

NOTE: To prevent leaking, use plastic (Delrin) sleeve rings with plastic tubing. Use copper sleeve rings only with copper tubing.

d.Insert the tubing into the solenoid valve fitting and support the valve while tightening the compression nut.

NOTE: Do not over-tighten the compression nut. Moderate tightness prevents leaking.

e.Repeat steps a. through d. for solenoid valve fitting.

f.Secure tubing with clamps provided.

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BRASS COMPRESSION NUT

PLASTIC

COMPRESSION RING

BRASS INSERT

M20176

Fig. 9. Installing feed tubing.

4.Connect a 1/2 in. (13 mm) drain tube to the humidifier drain fitting and run to the floor drain (see Fig. 10).

a.Slide the drain clamp over the tubing.

b.Push the tubing over the drain nipple on the humidifier.

c.Hand-tighten the clamp around the tubing to secure the humidifier drain.

d.Fasten the drain tubing (can use duct tape) along the route to prevent movement and ensure downward slope for correct drainage.

NOTE: Cut tubing to correct length so the tubing terminates at the drain.

M20177

Fig. 10. Installing the drain tubing.

Installing the Sail Switch

Adapting Switch to Air Flow Direction

The S688A Sail Switch has two counterbalancing springs in place as shown in Fig 11. These springs offset the effect of gravity for air flow direction.

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IMPORTANT

Do not use the sail switch with both springs attached. Be sure to select air flow direction and remove spring(s) not required for installation.

UP

M3014

Fig. 11. Adapting sail switch to air flow direction or mounting position.

Vertical downward air flow: Leave the spring in place that is attached to the bracket marked Down. Remove the spring that is attached to the bracket marked Up.

Vertical upward air flow: Leave the spring in place that is attached to the bracket marked Up. Remove the spring that is attached to the bracket marked Down.

Horizontal air flow: Remove both springs.

1.Mount the template (provided with the sail switch) at the desired location.

NOTE: Be sure the arrow (indicating air flow) points in the correct direction.

a.For horizontal mounting, level the long dimension shown on the template.

b.For vertical mounting, plumb the long dimension.

2.Cut the hole (indicated on the template) in the ductwork.

3.Center punch the screw holes indicated and drill out with a 1/8 in. (13 mm) drill.

4.Attach the sail to the switch as shown in Fig 12.

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LOOSEN SETSCREW

INSERT SAIL

TIGHTEN SETSCREW

6.Secure the base to the duct using the four

1 in. (25 mm) mounting screws provided with humidistat.

7.Connect the low-voltage wires to the leads and replace the H8908 case. See Fig. 14.

NOTE: For wall mounting instructions, see the H8908 Installation Instructions.

HUMIDISTAT BASE

REAR OF HUMIDISTAT

SAIL

M20181

Fig. 12. Attaching sail to switch.

5.Press together the sides of the wire loop. Insert the sail into the duct. (When in the Off position, the sail should point into the direction of airflow as shown in Fig.13.)

WIRE SLOT

HUMIDISTAT WIRES

M20179

Fig. 14. Humidistat base and rear view.

AIRFLOW

M20178

Fig. 13. Inserting sail switch in direction of airflow.

6.Secure the switch by using the sheet metal screws provided.

7.After wiring, snap on the cover.

Installing the Humidistat

Installing on Mounting Duct

1.Apply the template to the duct location chosen for the humidistat. Make sure the template is level before drilling the holes.

2.Refer to the template (provided with the H8908 Humidistat Installation Instructions) to drill the control assembly opening and mounting holes for the H8908.

3.Remove the H8908 case from the base.

4.Position the foam gasket on the H8908 base.

5.Position the base on the duct with the arrow up.

WIRING

CAUTION

Hazardous Voltage.

Can cause personal injury or equipment damage.

Disconnect power supply before installing or servicing equipment.

IMPORTANT

All wiring must comply with applicable local code, ordinances and regulations.

Wire the humidifier solenoid valve, sail switch, humidistat and transformer. See Fig. 15.

 

 

 

HUMIDISTAT

 

TRANSFORMER

SAIL

 

 

 

SWITCH

HUMIDIFIER

BLACK

BLACK

 

SOLENOID

 

 

 

 

VALVE

BLACK

WHITE

 

 

 

WHITE

M20180

Fig. 15. Wiring the controls.

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1.Run the two-strand thermostat wire from the humidifier to the humidistat, and from the humidistat to the sail switch.

2.Cut lengths of thermostat wire to reach between components, leaving adequate wire at both ends for connections.

NOTE: Humidistat and sail switch can be wired in any order.

3.At the humidifier, connect the black and white conductors to the two yellow humidifier wires. (The red wires from the humidifier are not used.)

4.At the humidistat, connect both black conductors to the two humidistat terminals. Use a wire nut to connect together the two white conductors.

5.At the sail switch, connect the black and white conductors to the Com and NO sail switch terminals (NC terminal is not used).

TESTING HUMIDIFIER OPERATION

Checklist

Humidifier is level.

Control wiring was reviewed using circuit diagram.

Humidifier is plugged in.

Feed line has no kinks.

Drain line slopes continuously down and ends at floor drain.

Water hose inside humidifier is connected to PerfectFlow™ water distribution tray.

After installation use the following steps to check the humidifier operation:

1.Turn on the power and the water supply

2.Turn the H8908 Humidistat to On and turn on the heat by setting the thermostat to 10ºF (6ºC) above room temperature.

IMPORTANT

The furnace blower must be on to activate the humidifier.

3.Make sure that water is flowing out of the drain hose. If water does not flow, see Troubleshooting Your Humidifier section.

4.Check for leaks.

5.Reset the thermostat and H8908 Humidistat to a comfortable setting for automatic operation.

OPERATION

How Your Humidifier Works

Your Honeywell humidifier uses the principle that vapor (evaporated water) is created when warm air blows over a water-soaked area. As the vapor circulates, the relative humidity rises.

Your humidity control monitors the relative humidity and activates the humidifier accordingly. The humidifier has a water supply that dispenses water evenly over a humidifier pad. The warm dry air, from the furnace, passes over the humidifier pad and picks up the moist air to circulate it throughout your home.

Humidified air feels warmer and more comfortable so you may be able to lower your thermostat heating setpoint, which saves money on your heating fuel bills. The end result is that your humidifier gives you a comfortable environment that is also energy efficient.

Controlling Your Humidity Settings

Your H8908 Humidistat controls your humidifier.

Choose the humidity control setting using the combination of relative humidity/outdoor temperature setting scale on your humidity control dial.

Match the dial setting to the outdoor temperature to optimize the humidity level while reducing the moisture condensation on your windows. See Table 2 to adjust the humidity control to the recommended setting.

NOTE: As the outside temperature drops, a lower humidity setting is recommended to accommodate dewpoint effects. These settings should reduce the accumulation of moisture and ice on windows and other areas of the home.

Adjust the humidity control setting to adjust for indoor activities such as cooking, showering and clothes drying, which can cause excessive levels of humidity that can accumulate moisture on your windows.

NOTE: If these activities persist for more than a few hours, set the humidity control to the lowest setting to turn off the humidifier. If the condition does not improve, ventilate your home to remove the moisture.

Table 2. Setting Your Humidistat.

 

 

When Outside

Use This Control

Temperature is:

Setting:

 

 

 

 

-20°F (-29°C)

15

 

 

-10°F (-23°C)

20

 

 

0°F (-18°C)

25

 

 

+10°F (-12°C)

30

 

 

+20°F (-7°C)

35

 

 

Above 20°F (-7°C)

40

 

 

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MAINTAINING YOUR HUMIDIFIER

A regular maintenance program prolongs the life of your humidifier and makes your home more comfortable. The frequency of cleaning depends on the condition of your water.

You can use either hard or soft water in your humidifier, but hard water mineral deposits are more difficult to clean than soft water deposits.

Use the following procedure to clean your Honeywell humidifier.

WARNING

Serious Personal Injury Hazard.

Can cause electrical shock and injury from moving parts.

Disconnect power and shut off water supply before removing cover.

IMPORTANT

Never oil any part of the humidifier.

Every 1 to 3 Months (Depending on Water Quality)

1.Disconnect the power and turn off the humidifier water supply.

2.Remove the humidifier cover. See Fig. 16.

3.Remove the humidifier pad assembly from the humidifier by grasping the top of the tray and pulling it toward you.

4.Pull one side of the humidifier pad assembly frame toward you and remove the tray from the frame.

5.Gently pinch the water nozzle catches inward until you can lift the water nozzle off the tray.

6.Slide the humidifier pad out of the frame.

7.Carefully remove any mineral deposits from the tray and frame. Be sure the frame drain hole has nothing blocking it.

8.Disconnect the drain hose from the drain fitting on the bottom of the humidifier housing.

End of Humidification Season

Clean the humidifier and shut it off at the end of the heating season.

Use Every 1 to 3 Months section steps to shut down for the season.

IMPORTANT

Be sure the humidifier power is off.

Vacation

When leaving on vacation, turn off the humidifier water supply and your humidistat.

When you return, turn on the humidifier water supply and reset your humidistat.

PerfectFlo™ WATER

DISTRIBUTION TRAY

WATER FEED NOZZLE

HUMIDIFIER PAD ASSEMBLY

HUMIDIFIER HOUSING

WATER FEED TUBE

SIDEWALL

COVER

BYPASS SIDEWALL

M12327A

Fig. 16. Cleaning your humidifier.

9.Clean the drain fitting, if necessary.

10.Bend the drain hose to loosen any mineral depos- CHECKING YOUR HUMIDIFIER FOR

its.

11.Flush the drain hose with pressurized water (a running tap) to clean the hose.

12.Reattach the drain hose to the drain fitting.

13.Slide the humidifier pad back into the frame.

14.Snap the water nozzle back on the tray.

15.Reattach the tray to the frame.

16.Place the humidifier pad assembly in the humidifier housing and press until the assembly is completely seated. Be careful not to pinch or kink the water feed tube.

17.Replace the humidifier cover.

18.Verify the humidifier operation by following the steps in the Checking Your Humidifier for Correct Operation section.

CORRECT OPERATION

After winter startup or servicing, use the following steps to check your humidifier operation:

1.Turn on the humidifier power and water supply.

2.Turn the humidistat to its highest setting and set the thermostat to 10°F (6°C) above the room temperature.

3.Observe that water is flowing out of the drain hose.

NOTE: The furnace blower must be running to activate the humidifier.

4.Reset the thermostat and humidistat to a comfortable setting for automatic operation.

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