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General Filters’ New GeneralAire Model 5500 Steam Humidifier Designed for Ease of Installation and Maintenance

July 10, 2020

General Filters, Inc. announces the launch of their new GeneralAire® model 5500 Steam Humidifier.

The new electrode steam model is smaller than previous GeneralAire® steam models and offers several new features; features that reduce installation and maintenance time and speak to the advanced technology with which it is made.

GeneralAire Model 5500 steam humidifier
GeneralAire Model 5500 steam humidifier
  • One model now accommodates either a 115 or 230V installation (with the flip of an internal switch).
  • One cylinder accommodates regular and low water conductivity.
  • Offering one unit and one cylinder makes it much easier for a contractor, who now only needs to carry one unit in his / her truck for almost any steam installation.
  • The model 5500 indicates the square feet the humidifier can accommodate, simplifying contractor selection at the wholesale counter.
  • Spark-plug style cylinder wire connectors have been incorporated into the design. The “SNAP-in-place” connectors mean changing the cylinder does not require tools and assures a solid, secure connection.
  • With just a single-screw cover release, maintenance is now quick and hassle free. Permanently attached to the cover, the screw cannot fall to the ground roll away.
  • The unit includes the new GFX4 humidistat, which now controls the furnace blower motor. Humidity levels will be more steadily maintained with or without a call for furnace heat, turning the blower on when there is a call for humidity.
  • A mounting kit and installation straps are included, reducing extra materials a contractor might need to bring to the installation.
  • General Filters maintained the numerous function indicators and error codes of the previous control screen, but enhanced the screen’s color to an easy-to-read fresh blue.
GFX4 humidistat from General Filters
GFX4 humidistat

“Design enhancement suggestions were garnered through numerous contractor focus group meetings held across North America. We believe the resulting new unit meets the criteria contractors require for a successful installation and subsequent home owner satisfaction,” said Bob Abraham, President & CEO. “Our goal for all new products and product enhancements is to support contractors’ efforts in the market.”

For additional information, contact: Allan Feys, Director of Sales & Business Development, General Filters, Inc., 866-476-5101 x 201,

About General Filters, Inc.

Founded in 1937, General Filters, Inc. professional experience spans three generations. Manufacturers of whole house residential indoor air quality (IAQ) products (humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air cleaners, UV light purifiers and ventilation equipment) and residential heating fuel oil filters, General Filters’ brands include GeneralAire®, Second Wind™ (IAQ), Gar-Ber, Unifilter®, and General (Oil). With a manufacturing plant in Novi, MI and offices in Canada, products can be purchased from wholesaler and contractor customers across North America. Visit: for more information.