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Honeywell HE260A Whole House Humidifier

Honeywell Whole House Bypass Humidifier (HE260)

Model: HE260A1065 | SKU: ho1664
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  • Product Overview

    Dry skin, carpet shock, and irritated sinuses – all brought on by uncomfortably dry air – can make the cold winter months almost unbearable for many people. Aside from aggravated health problems, dry air can damage wood floors and wood furnishings, as well as other parts of your interior. The Honeywell HE260 Whole House Bypass Humidifier — also known as the Honeywell HE260A1065/U Humidifier — is an excellent air treatment solution for keeping your home comfortably moisturized.  

    Why Choose a Whole House Bypass Humidifier?

    Unlike portable humidifiers, which can only adequately deliver moisture to a single room, a whole house humidifier like the HE260 can supply spaces up to 4,000 square feet with soothing moisture. Directly installed into your home’s HVAC system, the HE260 uses a bypass flow-through humidification process to bypass the supply or return airflow. This creates air pressure that draws the airflow into the humidifier and through the moisturized Honeywell humidifier pad HC26A (included). The humidifier’s PerfectFLO™ water distribution tray then provides fast, thorough humidifier pad saturation for optimal water evaporation and humidification. This process ensures that up to 17 gallons of moisture at a 120-degree plenum temperature is evenly distributed throughout your entire home each day.

    For convenient moisture adjustments, the HE260A bypass humidifier comes with the H8908 humidistat control. By properly humidifying your home, you not only protect your family and home from the damaging effects of dry air; you can also save on energy costs. Proper humidification creates a warmer, more comfortable environment at a lower temperature, which allows you to turn down your thermostat and conserve energy.

    The Honeywell HE260 Whole House Humidifier is also exceptionally easy to maintain. Every one to three months, simply remove any mineral deposits from the humidifier pad and PerfectFLO™ tray and flush the drain hose to keep your humidifier operating at an optimal level and free of debris and harmful microorganisms.

    Installing the HE260

    The idea of installing a whole house humidification system might seem like a daunting task. However, Honeywell has made the process simple and easy to understand. This pre-assembled bypass humidifier mounts easily on either warm air supply or cold air return of any forced-air furnace. A humidifier installation kit (sold separately) is required for installation. The HE260 also comes with an installation video to help ensure that your humidifier is properly connected.

    What’s in the Box

    The HE260 humidifier comes with the following components:

    What You Will Need

    To install the HE260 you will need the following:

    Manufacturer's Warranty

    1-Year Limited Warranty

    Manufacturer's Literature

    Owner's Manual
    User's Manual and Installation Guide for the Honeywell HE260 Whole House Humidifier.

    What's In The Box?

    • Honeywell Humidifier
    • HC26A Humidifier Pad
    • H8908 Humidistat
    • Drain Connection
    • Saddle Valve
    • Water Supply Tubing
    • 24V Transformer and Wire
    • Owner's Manual
  • Specifications

    Height15.68 in.
    Width12.15 in.
    Depth20.9 in.
    Weight10.3 lbs.
    Programmable TimerNo
    Voltage110-120 V
    Maximum Amperage0.5 Amps
    Air FiltrationNo
    Type of HumidifierCool Mist
    Humidifier TechnologyEvaporative
    Coverage Area4000 sq. ft.
    Ideal ForWhole House
    Moisture Output Per Day17 gallons
    Water Refill IndicatorNo
    Humidity DisplayNo
    Mist Output ControlNo
    Wick FilterNo
    Frequency of Filter ReplacementsReplace seasonally
    Germ ProtectionNo
    Demineralization CartridgeNo
    Medicine CupNo
    Automatic Safety ShutoffNo
  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is your return policy?

    We offer a 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee on all of our products. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, simply return the product to us within 30 days and we will process your refund. For policy details and exclusions, please read our full Return Policy

    What is your shipping policy?

    Standard shipping (3-6 business days) is free to the lower 48 states.

    Expedited shipping is available for select products. Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada may incur an additional fee, depending on the items ordered. With the exception of Canada, we do not currently ship to international locations. Items typically ship 1-2 days after you place your order. For more information, visit our Shipping and Delivery page.

    What types of payment methods do you accept?

    We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card, and Diners Club credit cards. Additionally, you can checkout using PayPal.

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    After I place my order, when will my credit card be charged?

    Your credit card will be charged when your order is shipped.
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  • Reviews

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    Honeywell Whole House Bypass Humidifier (HE260)

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    Very Highly Recommended

    By Larry

    from Virginia, USA

    About Me Handyman, Homeowner

    Verified Buyer


    • Adjustable Settings
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quiet


    • None

    Best Uses

    • Dry Winter
    • Help With Ailments

    Comments about Honeywell Whole House Bypass Humidifier (HE260):

    Compact quiet humidifier.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Quiet and so easy to install

    By Tim

    from Colorado

    About Me Handyman, Homeowner, Senior

    Verified Buyer


    • Adjustable Settings
    • Easy installation
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quiet


    • None

    Best Uses

    • Help With Ailments
    • Whole House

    Comments about Honeywell Whole House Bypass Humidifier (HE260):

    Ordered this and the service was great from the beginning with a confirmation e-mail and timeline on when I could expect the unit. The humidifier came packaged well and arrived fast. Would definitely buy from this company again.


    Easy to Install!

    By Thom

    from USA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Honeywell Whole House Bypass Humidifier (HE260):

    I bought this to replace my old humidifier. Luckily, it fit inside the same size opening as the previous humidifier, which wasn't a Honeywell, so sizes must be somewhat standard. I also had the wires from the previous set up so I was able to do the job without purchasing the installation kit.

    The unit came with an installation CD which was very helpful, except for the wiring portion, which went thru the steps extremely fast and wasn't very clear to an accountant layperson like me. I ended up researching online to verify I had everything wired correctly. In the end, the wiring made sense and I realized I may have worried too much about having it wired wrong. I plugged it in and it works like a charm. House feels nice and comfy now.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Honeywell HE260 Humidifier Review

    By Anthony Mozzo

    from USA

    Comments about Honeywell Whole House Bypass Humidifier (HE260):

    Excellent product and easy to maintain, the filters are not bad in price - anywhere from $19.00 to $26.00, however they do last all season. This is the 9th season I have had my HE260 humidifier and it is all I need to be comfortable. The whole house keeps a steady flow of moist warm air. This is the best I have had over the years and I had two other humidifiers that were worth nothing and that's about what they did.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Five Star Product

    By Joe Whalton

    from USA

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Honeywell Whole House Bypass Humidifier (HE260):

    The Honeywell Whole House Humidifier is well constructed and very effective. Installation is for the advanced Do It Yourself installer. Instructions are clear, operation is simple. This is the second such unit I have purchased and installed, as I have two homes in North Georgia. Always purchase the stand-alone Installation Kit with this product.

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