White Rodgers HFT 2900FP Owner`s manual

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MODEL HFT2100,
HFT2700, HFT 2900FP
HOME HUMIDIFIERS
OWNER’S
MANUAL
The Emerson logo is a trademark and a service mark of Emerson Electric Co.
HPB Part No. 000-0756-310 - Model HFT2100, HFT2700, HFT2900FP 2/02
Includes Safety, Operating and Maintenance
Instructions
CAUTION: READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS THOROUGHLY
BEFORE SERVICING
FILL IN FOR HOME OWNER REFERENCE:
Model No. Model HFT 2100 Model HFT 2700 Model 2900FP
Installation Date
SAVE THIS MANUAL FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
Contents
Homeowner Tips
Introduction
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Principle of Operation
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Operating Instructions
3
Checking for Proper Operation
3
Maintenance for Models HFT2100, HFT2700 and HFT2900FP
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Water Hardness and Maintenance Schedule
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Homeowner Tips
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Warranty
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A. In a home that has had little or no humidification, allow approximately three
weeks for your new humidifier to attain the desired humidity level. Your furniture,
woodwork, carpeting, plaster, houseplants and family members all need time to
absorb lost moisture.
B. To eliminate drafts that allow heat and humidified air to escape, keep fireplace
dampers closed when not in use.
Notes:
WARNING: Setting your humidity control higher than the listed setting could
cause condensation that would damage your home. If excessive moisture
appears on windows or walls, reduce humidity setting at humidistat enough
to eliminate condensation. If the situation continues, turn off water valve and
the humidistat until condensation is gone.
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Maintenance Instructions for HFT2100,
HFT2700 & HFT2900FP
Danger - To Avoid Hazard of Electrical Shock or Burn Turn Off
Power Supplying This Equipment Before Servicing.
1. Shut off water supply.
2. Remove the humidifier cover by turning the screw located at the bottom of the
cover and pulling the cover out toward you.
3. Tilt out the distribution tray and evaporator pad assembly.
4. All plastic and metal parts (except electrical parts and components) can be
washed in humidifier cleaner or a 50% solution of vinegar and water.
5. Replace evaporator media, if cleaning is not satisfactory. This unit also
contains a one piece wick. This wick must be changed along with the evaporator
pad. The wick can be changed very easily by simply lifting out the old one and
replacing it with the new one provided with the evaporator pad.
6. Evaporative media should be replaced at least once a year (once each heating
season).
Congratulations…
… on your purchase of a White-Rodgers High-Capacity Flow-Thru Humidifier—
one of the finest home humidifiers made!
Caring for Your Humidifier
Please take a few minutes to read this booklet. It will familiarize you with the
many features and benefits of your new humidifier, and aid you in understanding
the routine maintenance that will ensure many years of efficient operation.
If, at some point, you need parts or service to maintain the superior performance of
your humidifier, follow these simple procedures:
• Contact the heating and air conditioning contractor who installed your unit.
Often, this information can be found on a label attached to your humidifier or
heating system.
• If no label is found, look in the yellow pages of your phone book under Heating
& Air Conditioning Contractors.
• Finally, if these attempts for parts or service fail, write or call White-Rodgers at
the address or phone number printed on the front inside cover or page 5 of this
booklet.
7. Wipe any loose sediment from the water tray (make certain no particles are
allowed to plug the drain hole).
Water Hardness
and Maintenance Schedule
Your humidifier will accumulate minerals such as calcium and lime after operating
for a short period (accumulation of minerals is a sure sign the humidifier is producing
humidity). The amount of accumulation is dependent on the hardness of the water
supply in your area. Therefore the time between cleaning is unpredictable.
NOTE: Excessive buildup of these minerals is detrimental to internal parts as well as
evaporative efficiency. Refer to the maintenance instructions above to achieve years of
satisfactory performance from your White-Rodgers Humidifier.
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About Your White-Rodgers Humidifier
Principle of Operation
Your White-Rodgers Humidifier uses the same method of evaporation you observe in
nature after a summer shower. Mother Nature’s technique is simple: warm air passes
over a thin layer of water spread over a large area, causing the water to evaporate
and raising the level of humidity. Your humidifier creates the same natural response
with an evaporator pad that dispenses water evenly in front of a warm air stream.
You’ll notice that the evaporator pad has many holes and connecting strands. These
significantly increase the surface from which water can evaporate. This warm air
evaporative process, is intensified by the warm air from your furnace, this is what
makes your humidifier perform efficiently.
The system is controlled by a humidistat that monitors the relative humidity in your
home, and activates or deactivates the humidifier accordingly. Water evaporated from
the humidifier leaves behind all its impurities (e.g., calcium, iron, lime, bacteria, etc.),
thus creating a purified vapor that doesn’t pollute your indoor air. As a result, your
home will be free from these contaminants… and your family will almost certainly
be healthier and more comfortable.
How Your Humidifier Works. . .
Model HFT2100 & HFT2700. When your home’s air is dryer than the selected
level of humidity, the humidistat activates the low-voltage solenoid in your humidifier, allowing water to flow across the unit’s media. Warm, dry air is then forced
through the humidifier cabinet by the furnace blower. As the warm air evaporates
the water, the resulting moist (or humidified) air is circulated throughout your home
by the heating system.
Model HFT2900FP. (White-Rodgers Model HFT2900FP operates identically to
Model HFT2100 & HFT2700, except that warm air is forced through the humidifier cabinet by a humidifier fan rather than by the furnace blower.)
Operating Instructions
Your new humidifier is controlled by a humidistat that is installed either on the cold
air return of your furnace, or on an interior wall of your home. The recommended
settings for this control may seem illogical until you understand the principle behind
them....
As you can see from the Humidistat Settings chart below, the recommended setting
goes down as the outside temperature decreases—just the opposite of how
your furnace’s thermostat operates. To understand the reason for this, think of what
happens to an ice-cold drink when it’s outside on a hot summer day… water
(or condensation) forms on the outside of the glass. Condensation occurs because
the hot summer air contains humidity, and the cold surface of the glass cools the
surrounding air. Once cooled, the air molecules become smaller and can no longer
hold as much moisture. The result is that water droplets accumulate on the glass.
The same principle applies to your home during the winter, when the outside
temperature drops and the inside air remains warm and humid. In order to retain
moisture in your home and prevent condensation, it’s necessary to turn your
humidistat down as outside temperatures fall.
Recommended Humidistat Settings
At Outside Recommended
Temperature
Setting
–20°F. –29°C.
15%
–10°F. –23°C.
20%
0°F. –18°C.
25%
At Outside
Recommended
Temperature
Setting
+10°F. –12°C.
30%
+20°F. – 7°C.
35%
Above 20° –7°C.
40%
Checking the Humidifier for Proper Operation
To check your humidifier for proper operation after servicing or winter start-up,
follow these procedures:
1. Turn the furnace blower to the OFF position, making sure the solenoid valve
is closed.
2. Turn the furnace blower ON and set the humidistat to the full on position. The
solenoid valve should open.
3. Make sure the water flow from the solenoid falls directly into the distribution
tray. (The solenoid valve should limit the flow to approximately four gallons per
hour at a line pressure of 60 P.S.I.)
4. To avoid overflow, run the humidifier long enough to be sure the drain tubing is
carrying water to the waste line.
! WARNING: DO NOT SET HUMIDITY CONTROL TOO HIGH. Use the
recommended settings shown on humidistat nameplate.
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WIRING INSTRUCTIONS
! CAUTION:
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2271-100 HUMIDISTAT
* Use the wiring diagram shown for single-speed blower operation
only.
* When wiring multi-speed blower systems use an A50 relay or a fan
sail switch to prevent premature component failure.
* Consult the instructions included with the humidifier and any
additional controls for instructions on wiring.
* Fatal electrocution is possible if you contact a live wire.
* Electrical power can cause electrical shock.
* Disconnect all electrical power supplied to the equipment before
beginning installation.
* All electrical wiring must comply with codes and ordinances.
The humidistat is designed for either return air duct or wall mounting.
Packaged in a duct mount configuration, (For this type mounting begin
installation at the section labeled return air duct installation on
page 2.) for conversion to a wall mount configuration simply pull off the
knob and remove the mounting screws and rotate the control 180° and
reattach the mounting base, (For this type mounting begin installation
at the section labeled wall mount installation on page 3.).
! Caution: When wiring a
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Model HFT2900FP or a
Steam Humidifier Consult
the Units wiring diagram.
These Units Don’t require
an additional transformer.
! DANGER
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* Do not cut or drill into any air-conditioning or electrical accessories during installation.
* Fatal electrocution is possible if you contact a live
wire.
* Electrical power can cause electrical shock.
* Disconnect all electrical power supplied to the
equipment before beginning installation.
* Blindness can occur if freon contacts your eyes.
Figure 3: Wiring Diagram
OPERATIONS CHECK
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* Do not install on any electrical system over 30 VAC.
! CAUTION
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HBP Rev. 10/02 PN/000-0756-312
Turn the heating system thermostat up and wait until the system
blower activates.
2 Turn the humidistat clockwise to the on position; visually check
humidifier for operation.
3 Turn the humidistat counterclockwise to 10% or lower; visually
check to see that humidifier shuts off.
Note: The set point where the humidistat turns on and off may not
represent the actual indoor relative humidity, due to storage and
transport environments. Allow at least 24 hours for humidity control
to adjust to the installation.
4 Turn the humidistat to the recommended setting for operation (see
the recommended settings chart on page 1).
5 Turn the system thermostat back to normal operation.
! WARNING: Adjusting the humidity control higher than the
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recommended setting may cause condensation resulting in possible
damage to the home.
* All electrical wiring should comply with codes and
ordinances.
Recommended Settings
At Outside Temperatures
Recommended Setting
-20°F
-30°C
15% (Low)
-10°F
-25°C
20% (Low)
0°F
-20°C
25% (Med)
+10°F
-10°C
30% (Med)
+20°F
-5°C
35% (High)
Over 0°C
40% (High)
Over 20°F
! WARNING:
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Adjusting the
humidity control
higher than the recommended setting
may cause condensation resulting in
possible damage to
the home.
RETURN AIR DUCT INSTALLATION
WALL MOUNT INSTALLATION
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Locate the humidistat in the return air duct at least 12 in. up stream
prior to the humidifier or the humidifier by-pass tube.
Remove the backing and adhere the humidistat mounting template
in a horizontal position, make sure it is level.
Drill four 7/64 in. mounting holes.
Drill 1/2 in. hole in the center of the template and use tin snips to
cut the rectangular hole designated by the dotted lines then remove
template.
Remove the backing and adhere the gasket over the opening area.
Connect the low voltage wires to the humidistat terminals. Tuck the
wire into the recessed area on the back of the base plate.
Use sheet metal screws to securely fasten the humidistat to the
return air duct.
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* Mount the humidistat in the return air duct only,
installation on the warm air duct will destroy humidistat
element.
* Make certain the wires stay in the slot under the
mounting base.
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Locate the humidistat about 5 ft. above the floor, on an inside wall,
away from discharge registers. Also, avoid areas with extreme
variation in relative humidity levels; i.e. bathrooms and kitchens.
When wall mounting, homeowners usually prefer the humidistat
mounted beside, or in the vicinity of the heating thermostat.
For conversion to a wall mount configuration, simply pull the
indicator knob off and remove the mounting screws, and rotate
the control 180° and reattach the mounting base Fig 2.
Drill a 3/8 in. hole in the indention on the mounting base plate.
Place the base assembly in the predetermined location on the wall,
in a horizontal position, make sure it is level. Mark and drill a 3/8
in. hole in the wall.
Run low voltage wire to the location and pull about 6 in. of wire
through the hole.
Plug the hole with nonflammable insulation to prevent drafts from
affecting the humidistat operation.
Position the base assembly over the wire and pull the wire through
the hole previously drilled in the plate.
Use four 1 in. screws to secure the mounting base plate to the wall.
Connect the wires to the terminals on the control.
Use one 3/8 in. screw to secure the humidistat cover.
Remove the backing and adhere the cover label to the recessed area
on the front of the cover.
Push the indicator knob onto the control shaft.
Mounting base
3/8 in. Screws
1 In. Screws
Humidistat
3/8 In. Screw
Drill 3/8 in. hole
for wires
Wire terminals
Humidistat cover
Figure 1: Wiring Diagram
Knob
Cover label
Figure 2: Wall Mounting Diagram