LsFarm wrote:Hi Larry, neither the Keystoker or the AA130 will add any humidity to the house.. the problem in the winter is that when the cold air in winter is heated, it needs to have a lot of moisture added to the heated air to keep the % humidity in the comfort zone... and neither the keystoker or an AA boiler will add humidity to the air.
With either heat system you need to add a full time humidifier in your house. The above post has a link to a good humidifier.
An AA boiler is a very good unit, I would recommend it for a hot water baseboard or hydronic floor heat system . by the way you can use hot water hydronic floor heat with wood floors..
Hope this helps...
Yrs ago I burned a Alaska stoker in my basement . Couldn't touch anything in the house because of the shock you would get because it was so dry. Since I switched to a boiler system w radient floor heat it is very comfortable no more shocks . My wife will occasionally runs a humidifier in the bedroom when she has a cold other than that none needed . I think burning a stove at 400-500 degrees really drys the air . The boiler at 160 -180 dosent so much . Dave