What does a humidistat do?

What does a humidistat do?

A humidistat (sometimes called a humidistat control) is a device that works with a home’s heating and cooling system to automatically adjust the amount of moisture in the air to maintain a specific humidity level throughout the home.

What should your humidistat be set at?

healthy indoor humidity level is somewhere between 30-55%. More specifically, most homeowners find that a setting between 35-45% achieves the best results. by a few percent levels.

What is the difference between a humidistat and a dehumidifier?

Humidifiers add moisture to the air when it is too dry. Generally, people use humidifiers in the wintertime to combat the dryness of winter air. A dehumidifier takes moisture out of the air when it is too humid. Dehumidifiers are used during the spring and summer.

Should I use a humidistat?

It is highly recommended to almost never use this setting. On the contrary to popular belief, setting a humidistat to OFF does not deactivate it. Rather, it prevents the HVAC system from running normally by shutting off crucial parts, in order to raise the humidity in the building.

Do humidistats dehumidify?

Before the humidity ever reaches such an undesirable level, your humidistat would signal your dehumidifier to turn on. Once the desired humidity level is reached, the humidistat will turn off the dehumidifier.

Do I need a humidifier or dehumidifier in winter?

Cold winter air is dry, so you will want to use a humidifier in the winter more than dehumidifier. The more cold air that enters your home, the drier your indoor air will be. Weather-stripping is a good way to patch up any leaks or holes. These leaks or holes could be causing drafts and making your air drier.

What should house humidity be set at in winter?

Ideally, a home should have a humidity level of about 45%. If it dips below 30%, it’s much too dry, and if it’s above 50%, the high humidity may start to feel uncomfortable. If your home humidity level stays around 45%, your living environment will be cleaner, safer, healthier and more comfortable.

What should humidistat be set at in winter?

What Should I Set My Humidistat to in Winter?

  • If the temperature outdoors is around -10 degrees, set your humidistat at 20 percent.
  • When the outdoor temperature is near 0 degrees, use a humidistat setting of 25 percent.
  • For outdoor temperatures around 10 degrees, set the humidistat to 30 percent.

What should my humidistat be set at in summer?

What Should My Humidistat Be Set at in the Summer? While everyone’s home comfort preferences will vary, we recommend a humidistat setting between 35 and 45 percent for Summer.

Why is my bedroom so dry at night?

During the summer, the warmer air holds moisture but during the winter months cold dry outside air infiltrates the house and couple that with the fact that we heat our homes causing hot air to rise and the dry colder air to settle into the lower areas of your house. This is what causes the house to feel so dry.

How do you know if the air is dry in your house?

If you notice any of the following signs while spending time inside your home, you may have a dry air problem.

  1. Increased static electricity.
  2. Frequent nosebleeds.
  3. Dry skin.
  4. Chapped lips.
  5. Dry throat and nose.