White-Rodgers HFT2900FP
White-Rodgers Power Flow-Thru Humidifier 19 gpd
Price:$235.00
  17 GPD 14 GPD 18 GPD 19 GPD

The HFT2900FP includes the humidifier assembly with the water panel, manual humidistat, self-piercing saddle valve, and mounting screws. See our photos for items included.

The HFT2900FP is large in size and needs to be mounted in vertical warm air flow. Some heating systems will not have room for this model.

This flow-thru humidifier is the best choice for hard water as mineral deposits are flushed out. The HFT models require a drain. A wicking card and water distribution tray will compensate for non-level plenums.

Overall Size 18-5/8H x 13¾W x 9-5/8"
Plenum opening 16-5/8"H x 13-1/8"W
For a home up to 2880 square feet.

The ¼" copper tubing and humidistat wire is not included.

Skuttle Current Sensing Relay A50

The relay is clamped on to the blower wire and has an internal switch that closes when the blower receives current. The blower voltage can be 120v or 240v, only the is amperage important. The internal switch is electronic and can only switch on or off 24 volts, such as any 24 vac humidifier.

HFT2900 Dimension Drawing and location

The HFT2900 is best mounted as shown. Check that you have enough room.
HFT2700 Dimensioned Drawing and location

White-Rogers HFT2900FP Versus Skuttle 2002

Skuttle 2000 Humidifier versus White-Rodgers 2100The White-Rodgers HFT2900FP is the same as the Skuttle 2002. Skuttle manufactures the HFT2900FP for White-Rodgers and applies their logo.

All items included with the 2002 are also included with the HFT2900FP. As well as all internal parts are the same.

What is Flow-Thru Humidifier?

The term Flow-Thru refers to water trickling through the water panel and out a drain. The advantages of a flow-thru design is reduced maintenance and no standing water. Scale from calcium and lime gets flushed out of the water panel and down the drain. The water panel is an aluminum mesh with a porous coating that inhibits growth of slime and is easy to change (once a year).

The disadvantage of the Flow-Thru is water usage. We are in the northeast where this is not an issue. We get a flat rate water bill unless there is excessive usage then the rate goes up. The Flow-Thru humidifier does not cause excessive usage.

The Flow-Thru is an evaporative humidifier and requires hot air. If not using hot air then hot water should be used. We see little humidity gain if our Flow-Thru humidifier is operating with cold air (and cold water). We run our blower on constant to best utilize our electronic air cleaner, but our humidifier is wired to only operate only when there is hot air and works very well.
Flow-thru Humidifier Type Demostration

By-Pass Versus Power Humidifier

By-pass Humidifier Demostration
Power Humidifier Demostration
The term By-Pass or Power refers to the driving force behind the air flow. The Power humidifier (aka Fan Power) uses a fan to draw the air thru the humidifier. The ByPass humidifier uses a 6" diameter duct that connects the supply to the return duct.

In the ByPass configuration the air leaving the furnace is routed back to the supply. The warm air leaving the furnace takes this short-cut of least resistance and bypasses the long trip down the duct work, in to the house, and back through the return. The ByPass is the 6" round duct work shown to the left. During the the hot humid A/C season the ByPass duct should be closed with a butterfly valve since the air flow through the humidifier would not be needed.

The Power humidifier uses a fan to draw air in from the duct and through the humidifier and exhausts back out in to the duct. The air is drawn in through duct at the center of the humidifier and back out in to the duct at the sides. The power humidifier should be mounted in vertical warm air flow.

The HE225 and HE265 are ByPass humidifiers. The HE365 is a fan powered humidifier.

Manual Versus Automatic Humidistat

The indoor humidity level needs to be set based on the outside temperature. This is to prevent water from running down the windows. The cool air near the windows can not hold the humidity and water will condense on the glass. To prevent this condensation, the indoor humidity level is sacrificed by lowering the humidistat.

An automatic humidistat (Aprilaire 60 or Honeywell H6062A) adjusts the humidity by using an outside temperature sensor.

Manual humidistat as used in earlier humidifiers (Model 4655 or H8908b1010) requires adjusting the relative humidity based on the outside temperature. A manual humidistat needs to be set back as the season gets colder. The chart below shows the humidity setting for a range of outside temperatures.

When The Outdoor
Temperature is
This Relative Humidity
Should Be Maintained
+40°F
45%
+30°
40%
+20°
35%
+10°
30%
25%
-10°
20%
-20°
15%

White-Rogers Warranty

Honeywell Two Yeah Limited Warranty

The White-Rodgers warranty for our new HFT2900FP humidifier is five years. Our customers simply ship us the defective part. We inspect and test and confirm defective. We then ship back a brand new part.

The problem with humidifiers is typically due to water quality. Parts will corrode or freeze up with calcium and lime deposits. The mineral deposits from hard water will contain salt that can corrode the motor. Water filtration and treatment is the solution. The warranty does not cover problems with corrosion.

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