Humidifier Ratings part 4, A Repairman Reviews The Brands...

Humidifier ratings part 4 completes our expert and unbiased reviews with a look at the Skuttle, Totaline, Trane, Trion, Westinghouse, White Rodgers, and York brands.



This brand has a wide variety of models available. They offer three sizes of basic bypass flow through models. The model 45 & 90 are drum type units with a stainless steel cabinet. They also offer both flow-thru and drum type units that can be mounted on the underside of the supply duct.


This brand offers one size of powered humidifier and two sizes of flow thru units. The warranty on the units is not as good as some of the other brands.


This brand is a part of INGERSOLL RAND. The THUMD500 is a powered humidifier with automatic control. The THUMD200 is a small bypass unit that uses manual control while the THUMD300 is large and has an automatic control. The units are backed by a very good warranty and have an optional outdoor sensor.


The CB100S is a fan powered unit that has smart water saving technology and an automatic control with outdoor temperature sensor. The COMFORTBREEZE CB300/CB300S models are flow through units with a capacity of up to 22 gallons per day.


This brand is from NORDYNE. They offer powered or bypass flow through units with a manual control. The warranty on the units is only good if you purchase a complete HVAC system at the same time..

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This brand is from EMERSON CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES which is a division of EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. The COMFORT PLUS series offers a wide selection of units.


This brand is a part of JOHNSON CONTROLS. The AFFINITY units use a manual control and offer an optional automatic control while the steam unit uses a digital automatic humidistat. The powered model is only available in one size (18gpd) while the bypass units are available in two sizes (12 or 17 gpd).

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