Moisture Control

A hot-water heating system will generally maintain an adequate humidity level without the additional assistance of a separate humidifying unit. The humidifier illustrated in Figure 7-35 is an example of the type that could be used in a hydronic heating system should one be required. It is designed with a hot-water coil on the air inlet side of the unit. The heated boiler water circulates through this coil. A blower in the unit draws filtered room air over the coil and through a wetted rotating pad. The moist air is then circulated through the rooms by the blower. The humidifier is controlled by a room humidistat.

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