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MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 4, 2009: Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today added TrueSTEAM™, a first-of-its kind whole-house humidification system, to its line of products that improve residential home indoor air quality.Because it works by producing its own steam independent of heating or cooling equipment operation, TrueSTEAM uses significantly less water than traditional whole-house humidifiers, making it the most eco-friendly way to humidify a home."While many portable humidifiers claim to deliver a set number of gallons of moisture per day, they really will only deliver as much moisture as you put in them, and re-filling with water can be a hassle" said John Tyhacz, vice president and general manager of Honeywell's home comfort and energy systems business.The need for proper levels of humidity in the home is important, especially in the dry winter months. Some studies suggest that air with higher temperatures and levels of humidity may decrease the survival of certain viruses and their transmission rates*."Maintaining appropriate humidity levels in the home is essential to proper indoor air quality" added Tyhacz. "Air that is too dry can soak up moisture from everything that it touches in the home including woodwork, wood floors and furnishings it also creates uncomfortable symptoms that affect those living in the home, which can include dry skin, chapped lips, dry nasal passages and static electricity."Additional TrueSTEAM benefits:Out-of-Sight - Installed by a heating and cooling professional into the home's central heating and cooling system.Honeywell TrueSTEAM™ Humidification SystemCleanest Form of Humidification -While other humidifiers rely on moisture-filled pads that can be susceptible to bacteria growth in the water and the air stream, TrueSTEAM delivers steam, the cleanest form of humidification.Installation Flexibility - Can be installed remotely up to 20 feet away from the central heating and cooling equipment, providing a humidification solution to homes with tight equipment rooms, crawlspaces or attics.For more information on Honeywell's TrueSTEAM Humidification System or other indoor air quality products or controls, please visit International is a $37 billion diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For additional information, please visit Honeywell Environmental & Combustion Control is part of the Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions business group, providing integrated product solutions in heating and cooling processes, ventilation, cooling and refrigeration, air filtration, zoning, humidification, air conditioning, water controls and processes, electrical devices and systems, lighting control, buildings controls, switches, sensors and controllers. ECC's technologies are found in more than 150 million homes, 10 million buildings, and a multitude of manufacturing plants around the world.This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of fact, that address activities, events or developments that we or our management intend, expect, project, believe or anticipate will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are based on management's assumptions and assessments in light of past experience and trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other relevant factors. They are not guarantees of future performance, and actual results, developments and business decisions may differ from those envisaged by our forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements are also subject to risks and uncertainties, which can affect our performance in both the near- and long-term. We identify the principal risks and uncertainties that affect our performance in our Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.TrueSTEAM™ is a trademark of Honeywell International Inc.*Lowen AC, Mubareka S, Steel J, Palese P (2007) Influenza virus transmission is dependent on relative humidity and temperature. PLoS Pathog 3(10): e151. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.0030151