Bypass and Fan Powered Humidifiers

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INSTRUCTIONS
OWNER’S MANUAL
FOR BYPASS AND FAN POWERED HUMIDIFIERS
Includes Safety, Operating and Maintenance Instructions
©2008 Unitary Products Group
5005 York Drive, Norman, OK 73069
10007589 1.08
B2202988A
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Form 358007
Bypass and Fan Powered Humidifiers
Table of Contents
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Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Principle of Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Effect of Water Characteristics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Annual Maintenance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Annual Summer Shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Periodic Preventative Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Maintenance Instructions
Models 5000 & 6000 Small and Large Bypass Humidifiers . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Model 7000 Fan Powered Humidifiers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
WARNING! 120 VOLTS may cause injury from electrical shock.
Disconnect power and shut off water supply before servicing.
CAUTION! Sudden operation may cause personal injury or
property damage. Turn Humidifier Control to “OFF” before
servicing.
Introduction
Thank you for your recent humidifier purchase. We sincerely
appreciate your business and are pleased to add your name to our
growing list of customers. Now, please take a few minutes and read this
booklet. This will familiarize you with the benefits you will receive from
the equipment you just purchased and help you understand the routine
maintenance that will be required.
I. Principle of Operation
You have purchased a humidifier that operates on the evaporative
principle. It will provide the proper relative humidity (see operating
instructions) all during the heating season. It is very possible that you
have questions concerning what your new humidifier can do for you,
and what you should do to receive maximum benefits from it. This
booklet is intended to answer these questions.
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The humidifier operates in conjunction with the furnace blower motor.
When the humidifier control calls for humidity and the blower motor is
operating, water flows to the distribution tray located at the top of the
humidifier. The water is uniformly distributed across the width of the tray
and through a scientifically designed system of outlets. It flows by gravity
over the humidifier pad. Dry, hot air is moved through the moisture-laden
humidifier pad where evaporation takes place. The now-humidified air
carries moisture in vapor form throughout the home.
The correct water flow is determined by an orifice in each
humidifier. When the humidifier is operating, there will be a small,
steady stream of water to drain, which flushes away most of the
trouble-causing minerals. Do not use the saddle valve to regulate the
water flow. It is designed to be completely opened or closed.
The minerals and solid residue not trapped by the replaceable
humidifier pad are flushed down the drain. The drain also eliminates the
problems caused by stagnant water. This is the most effective and least
expensive method to dispose of trouble-causing minerals.
Trouble-free performance and minimum maintenance are assured
by the design features of the humidifier. All humidifier housing parts that
come in contact with water are non-metal (except for the valve and
humidifier pad) and will never rust or corrode. Neither heat nor water
will affect them under normal operating conditions.
The humidifier pad, designed especially for uniform, high
evaporation, and the Scale Control Insert also efficiently trap mineral
deposits which are often the cause of damage to working parts in
ordinary humidifiers. No “white dust” can be distributed throughout the
living quarters. The humidifier pad must be in good condition to assure
high capacity trouble-free performance. It should be changed annually.
Older design water distribution trays have a granular coating in the
bottom of the distribution tray to provide equal distribution of water to
each of the openings assuring an even flow over the humidifier pad. Do
not clean the mineral scale off the bottom of the water distribution tray at
the end of the humidification season. If the granular coating is removed, it
is not necessary to purchase a new distribution tray. You can accomplish
the same uniform performance by applying a small amount of liquid
dishwashing soap over the entire inside surface of the water distribution
tray. This will allow the water to flow evenly through each of the openings,
provided the humidifier is level, in order to achieve maximum capacity.
The current distribution tray which incorporates a synthetic fabric
liner that replaces the granular coating, is designed to deliver water
uniformly over the entire top surface of the humidifier pad, provided it is
mounted level. It is normal for some mineral deposits to form in the
distribution tray as it dries out between humidification cycles. These
deposits can actually help distribute water in the tray, but if they form
enough to block the openings, they should be removed as described in
the “Periodic Preventative Maintenance” section of this manual.
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II. Operating Instructions
Your new humidifier is controlled by a Manual Humidifier Control
installed either in the living area (typically near the thermostat) or in the
cold air return. It is important to anticipate a drop in outdoor temperature
and reduce the setting accordingly to avoid excessive condensation. For
example, with an outdoor temperature of 20°F the correct setting will be
35% relative humidity. If the temperature is expected to fall to 0°F that
evening, then merely reduce the setting to 25% several hours prior to the
temperature change.
The recommended settings on the humidifier control are based on
years of research (see Table 1) and experience as to what is best for the
average home. These settings represent a compromise between RH
levels that would be most desirable for comfort reasons and humidity
levels that are suitable for protection of your home. For example, a
wintertime indoor RH of 50% may be considered ideal by some, but
unfortunately, it probably would result in damage to your home.
Observance of the recommended RH levels on your humidifier control,
therefore, is an important safeguard. Condensation of water on inside
windows in the form of fogging or frost is usually an indication that the
relative humidity is too high. This same condensation can take place in
other areas in your home with the possibility of damage resulting.
TABLE 1 – Outdoor-Indoor Relative Humidity
Outside Temperature
Recommended RH
+40°F
+30°F
+20°F
+10°F
0°F
–10°F
–20°F
45%
40%
35%
30%
25%
20%
15%
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The Humidifier Control is a precision instrument that can be used to
determine the RH accurately in your home during the winter. Turn the
dial to the lowest setting, then reverse the dial direction slowly until a
“click” is heard. At this point, read the RH on the dial. This will be very
close to the actual RH in your home.
To check the humidifier operation, set the humidifier control
above the click point, make sure that the water saddle valve is open
and that there is electricity to the humidifier. Generally, the furnace
and blower motor must be operating for the humidifier control to
function. After the humidifier has operated for several minutes and
water is entering the humidifier and coming out at the drain, reduce
the humidifier control setting below the click point and the humidifier
should automatically shut off. Now set the humidifier control dial at
the recommended inside relative humidity, depending on the outside
temperature. Follow the suggested settings prior to a drop in the
outside temperature.
Additional Information
Be sure to keep fireplace dampers closed when not in use.
They provide an excellent escape route for heat, as well as humidity.
Humidity is lost at an even faster rate than heat because water vapor
tends to seek its own level and your humidifier would not be able to
replace it even when running at full capacity.
On occasion, indoor moisture producing activities such as clothes
drying, cooking, showers, etc., may raise the relative humidity level
higher than it should be, even though the Humidifier is not operating.
Telltale indications, again, are condensation or frost on cold surfaces
such as windows, doors, walls, etc. If such condensation persists for
several hours, your home should be ventilated to dissipate the
potentially damaging excess moisture.
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III. Effect of Water Characteristics
VI. Periodic Preventative Maintenance
Your humidifier will operate effectively using either hard or
mechanically softened water.
Any type of water (hard, soft, hot, or cold) is acceptable for use
with the drain-type humidifiers. Hot supply water, 140° maximum, is
recommended for all heat pump applications. The use of hot supply
water will also increase the amount of humidity generated in other
applications. The heat in the water increases evaporation and the
water going to the drain is cold to the touch. For better performance it
is recommended that soft (reduced minerals) or filtered water be
supplied to the humidifier pad. This can help reduce the amount of
scale and mineral deposits that can accumulate on the pad.
NOTE: Periodic inspection and preventative maintenance of your
total heating system is important for efficient and safe operation. Your
dealer will include humidifier service during a maintenance inspection.
Your humidifier is equipped with an in-line water strainer and
orifice as shown below. These parts should be inspected and cleaned
periodically to ensure continued proper humidifier performance.
WATER LINE INSPECTION AND SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS
WATER
FEED TUBE
OUTLET
COMPRESSION
NUT
WARNING
RISK OF SCALDING. Water temperature over 125˚F can cause
severe burns and scald instantly. Shut off the hot water supply before
disconnecting or tapping into any hot water supply line.
ORIFICE
SOLENOID
VALVE
IV. Annual Maintenance
INLET
For best performance, we recommend that you replace the
Humidifier Pad in your humidifier at least annually. See individual
model instructions for additional maintenance.
To purchase a new Humidifier Pad:
• Call the installer of your humidifier.
This information is often found on your equipment.
• Call your heating and air conditioning dealer.
• If none of the above is successful and you still need information,
please feel free to contact us at 800-910-9675.
• Purchase only Genuine Source 1 Humidifier Pads to maintain
performance.
V. Annual Summer Shutdown
1. For Models 5000 and 6000, close the bypass damper, which is a part
of the humidifier, with the use of the small damper handle.
2. Shut off the water supply to the humidifier by fully closing the saddle
valve.
Humidifier Control:
No adjustment to the Humidifier Control is required for summer
shutdown.
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IN-LINE
STRAINER
INLET
COMPRESSION
NUT
90-1053
1. Disconnect electrical power to the furnace
and humidifier and shut off water supply.
2. Disconnect the water line at the inlet
compression nut.
3. Remove the in-line strainer from inside the
inlet side of the valve by using a small nail
or wire.
4. Flush the in-line strainer to clean it. If it is
necessary to replace the strainer, contact
your dealer for a replacement.
5. Reconnect the inlet water line. Double
Wrench to Prevent Leaking.
6. Disconnect the water feed tube at the
outlet compression nut.
7. Inspect the water feed tube by gently
flexing it and looking for cracks or signs of
wear. Replace tube if it is cracked, brittle,
or has been damaged.
8. Remove the orifice from the copper or
plastic water feed tube and make sure this
small opening is unplugged.
9. Replace the orifice and reconnect the water feed tube. Double Wrench to
Prevent Leaking.
10. Remove the drain line from the bottom of the humidifier. If applicable,
flex it to loosen any mineral deposits or blockages. Flush the drain line
with water under pressure to clear it of any debris, and slip it back onto
the drain fitting. If drain line does not clean properly, replace it. Inspect
the drain line to make sure it has a constant downward slope and is not
flattened or blocked.
11. Turn on water supply and reconnect electrical power.
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MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODEL 7000
FAN POWERED HUMIDIFIER
MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS FOR MODELS 5000 & 6000
SMALL AND LARGE BYPASS HUMIDIFIERS
WARNING
CAUTION
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD. Can cause injury or death. Disconnect all
electrical power supplies before servicing. Shut off water supply before
disconnecting or tapping into any water supply line.
Sudden operation may cause personal injury or property damage.
Turn Humidifier Control to “OFF” or lowest setting before servicing.
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1. Front Cover
2. Feed Tube
3. Integral Bypass Damper
4. Evaporative Assembly
5. Distribution Tray
6. “V” Notches
7. Humidifier Pad
8. Scale Control Insert
9. Drain Line
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1. Humidifier Cover Assembly
2. Base Assembly
3. Evaporative Assembly
4. Distribution Tray
5. ”V” Notches
6. Humidifier Pad
7. Scale Control Insert
8. Drain Line
9. Power Cord
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90-1173
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1. Note Humidifier Control setting and turn dial to the “OFF” position.
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2. Turn off water supply. Turn the integral bypass damper (3) to the SUMMER position.
1. Note Humidifier Control setting and turn dial to the “OFF” position.
3. Press the tabs in the latches on the top and bottom of front cover (1) and pull cover off base with
both hands. Set aside.
2. Disconnect electrical power and turn off water supply.
4. Carefully pull the plastic feed tube (2) out of the distribution tray (5) at the top of the evaporative
assembly (4). Pull this assembly out by grasping at top and tipping out.
90-1075
3. Unlatch humidifier front cover assembly (1) from base assembly (2) at the bottom of the cover,
lift, and set aside.
4. Pull out the evaporative assembly (3) by grasping at the top and tipping out.
5. Unsnap the distribution tray (5) from the scale control insert (8). Lightly scrape out or brush off
any mineral deposits, being careful not to stretch or loosen the synthetic fabric liner. Soaking
the tray in vinegar or a lime-removing agent is helpful when trying to remove stubborn mineral
deposits.
5. Unsnap the distribution tray (4) from the scale control insert (7). Lightly scrape out or brush off
any mineral deposits, being careful not to stretch or loosen the synthetic fabric liner. Soaking
the tray in vinegar or a lime-removing agent is helpful when trying to remove stubborn mineral
deposits.
6. Slide the Humidifier Pad (7) out from the scale control insert (8). Clean the scale control insert
of mineral deposits. Replace the Humidifier Pad (Part No. S1-HUPAD10 for Model 5000
humidifier and Part No. S1-HUPAD35 for Model 6000 humidifier) with a new Humidifier Pad.
Slide the Humidifier Pad back into the scale control insert with the colored spot up and snap the
distribution tray (5) back into place.
6. Slide the Humidifier Pad (6) out from the scale control insert (7). Clean the scale control insert
of mineral deposits. Replace the Humidifier Pad (Part No. S1-HUPAD35) with a new Humidifier
Pad. Slide the Humidifier Pad back into the scale control insert with the colored spot up and
snap the distribution tray (4) back into place.
7. Inspect the plastic feed tube (2) by gently flexing it and looking for cracks or signs of wear.
Replace tube if it is cracked, brittle, or has been damaged.
8. Reinstall the evaporative assembly (4) into the humidifier by fitting its drain into the round
receptacle at the base of the humidifier. Push the assembly in at the top until it snaps into place.
Push the end of the feed tube back firmly into the distribution tray and replace the front cover.
9. Remove the drain line (9) from the bottom of the humidifier. If applicable, flex it to loosen any
mineral deposits or blockage. Then flush it with water under pressure. If it does not properly
clear, replace it. Slip drain line back onto the drain fitting. Make sure the drain line has a
constant downward slope and is not flattened or blocked.
10. Turn on the water supply. Return integral bypass damper to appropriate position.
11. Check system operation:
Manual Humidifier Control: With the furnace blower operating and the furnace calling for heat,
turn up Control and check system operation.
12. Set Humidifier Control to its original position.
7. Inspect the plastic feed tube by gently flexing it and looking for cracks or signs of wear. Replace
tube if it is cracked, brittle, or has been damaged.
8. Reinstall the evaporative assembly (3) into the humidifier by fitting its drain into the round
receptacle at the base of the humidifier. Push the assembly in at the top between the retaining
ribs that hold the assembly in place in a vertical position.
9. Remove the drain line (8) from the bottom of the humidifier. If applicable, flex it to loosen any
mineral deposits or blockage. Then flush it with water under pressure. If it does not clear,
replace it. Slip drain line back onto the drain fitting. Make sure the drain line has a constant
downward slope and is not flattened or blocked.
10. Reinstall front cover assembly (1) by hooking at the top of the base assembly (2) and latching at
the bottom.
11. Reconnect electrical power (9) and turn on the water supply.
12. Check system operation:
Manual Humidifier Control: With the furnace blower operating and the furnace calling for heat,
turn up Control and check system operation.
13. Set Humidifier Control to its original position.
NOTE: The motor is permanently lubricated and does not need to be oiled.
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LIMITED WARRANTY
NOTES
UPG warrants this product to be free from defects in factory workmanship and material under normal use and service and
will, at its option, repair or replace any parts that prove to have such defects according to the terms outlined on this warranty. This warranty covers only the equipment described by the Product Model Number and Serial Number listed on the
Warranty Registration Card.
For your benefit and protection, return the Warranty Registration Card to UPG promptly after installation. This will initiate
the warranty period and allow us to contact you, should it become necessary. In the absence of a recorded Warranty
Registration Card, the warranty period will begin upon product shipment from UPG.
This warranty extends only to the original consumer purchaser and is non-transferable. For this warranty to apply, the product must be installed according to UPG recommendations and specifications, and in accordance with all local, state, and
national codes; and the product must not be removed from its place of original installation. The warranty period for repair
or replacement parts provided hereunder shall not exceed beyond the warranty period stated below.
HUMIDIFIERS AND AIR CLEANERS
PARTS
5 yrs
UPG strongly recommends regular periodic preventative maintenance on this equipment. The person most familiar with the
equipment in your HVAC system is a UPG dealer. The UPG dealer can ensure your maintenance program meets the conditions of the “UPG Warranty,” maximize the efficiency of the equipment, and service your unit within the mandated
guidelines. This warranty applies only to products installed in the United States and Canada.
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover any:
1. Shipping, labor, or material charges.
2. Damages resulting from transportation, installation, or servicing.
3. Damages resulting from accident, abuse, fire, flood, alteration, or acts of God (tampering, altering, defacing or
removing the product serial number will serve to void this warranty).
4. Damages resulting from use of the product in a corrosive atmosphere.
5. Damages resulting from inadequacy or interruption of electrical service or fuel supply, improper voltage conditions,
blown fuses, or other like damages.
6. Cleaning or replacement of filters.
7. Damages resulting from failure to properly and regularly clean air and/or water side of condenser and evaporator.
8. Damages resulting from: (I) freezing of condenser water or condensate; (II) inadequate or interrupted water supply;
(III) use of corrosive water; (IV) fouling or restriction of the water circuit by foreign material or like causes.
9. Damages resulting from operation with inadequate supply of air or water.
10. Damages resulting from use of components or accessories not approved by UPG (vent dampers, etc.).
11. Increase in fuel or electric cost.
12. Disposable humidifier pad which will have to be replaced from time to time depending on the amount of use.
13. Disposable media which will have to be replaced from time to time depending upon the amount of use.
14. Inner housing seal.
THIS WARRANTY IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTY, SO THAT THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT
APPLY TO YOU.
SOME STATES ALLOW ONLY A PARTIAL LIMITATION ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO LIMIT THE DURATION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY. IN SUCH STATES, THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IS HEREBY EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF THE EXPRESS WARRANTY ON THE FACE HEREOF.
IN NO EVENT, WHETHER AS A RESULT OF BREACH OF WARRANTY OR CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE)
STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, SHALL UPG BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE OF THE EQUIPMENT OR ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT, LOST REVENUES OR
PROFITS, COST OF SUBSTITUTE EQUIPMENT OR COST OF FUEL OR ELECTRICITY. THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SHALL INURE
TO THE BENEFIT OF UPG’S SUPPLIERS AND SUBCONTRACTORS. THE ABOVE LIMITATION ON CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SHALL NOT APPLY TO INJURIES TO PERSON’S IN THE CASE OF CONSUMER GOODS.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR FOR STRICT LIABILITY IN TORT, SO THAT THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
UPG DOES NOT ASSUME, OR AUTHORIZE ANY OTHER PERSON TO ASSUME FOR UPG, ANY OTHER LIABILITY FOR THE
SALE OF THIS PRODUCT.
THIS WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE
TO STATE.
For Owner’s Information:
PRODUCT MODEL NO. _______________________
INSTALLATION DATE______________________________
UNIT SERIAL NO. ___________________________
INSTALLING DEALER _____________________________
Subject to change without notice. Printed in U.S.A.
Copyright © by York International Corp. 2005. All rights reserved.
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