Do I need a whole home dehumidifier?
Here’s a question that might be suited more for lennox guys. Unfortunately, asking high pressure sales reps from HVAC companies, well they just have no clue what I’m talking about.
So in my HVAC design, I am spec’ing an SLP98 Variable Gas furnace, XP14 AC and a Vanee 60H+ ERV, and the S30 Smart thermostat. I will do a 4 zone system.
I was thinking about what to do for humidity control.
I looked at the Ultra-aire split system, but that’s an extra install cost and I’d end up having two coil units on the roof. I am thinking of going with the Lennox integrated Humiditrol unit, which is technically a split system where it would integrate above the air handler unit and run off the AC lines.
However, some rep once told me that with the S30 thermostat, it can control humidity by itself using only the AC unit. However, I think I would need one of the smarter AC units to be able to integrate with the S30 Thermostat. (which increases the cost)
So here is the question: Do I need the humiditrol unit, or do I need a smarter ac unit?
If anyone has experience with this, sharing your experience with lennox products (especially the S30 thermostat) would be great.