This company has redesigned its humidifier automatic flushing timer. The new unit is smaller and uses less water than its predecessor, yet is more efficient at flushing accumulated mineral deposits from most central-system steam- and reservoir-type humidifiers, according to company officials. The device is set to provide 12 10-second flushes per day, occurring in two-hour intervals, but the installing contractor or homeowner can reprogram the timer for 20 or 30 flushes. The new programmable flushing timers will be packaged in Skuttle F60-1 and F60-2 high-capacity steam humidifiers and will be available for individual purchase as well.

Skuttle Indoor Air Quality Products, 101 Margaret St., Marietta, OH 45750; (800) 848-9786; fax (740) 373-9565;