Living in Florida, we’re no strangers to humidity. After all, Florida is one of the most humid states in the country, with the daily average humidity level hovering around 75%.
Although we can’t control the Florida humidity outdoors, we can control the humidity inside our home. One of the ways you can accomplish this is by using a high-quality humidistat.
If you’re tired of your home having too much moisture, read on to learn what a humidistat is and the ideal humidistat settings.
What Is a Humidistat?
A humidistat is an electronic device that detects variations in relative moisture.
What Does a Humidistat Do?
A humidistat regulates humidity levels inside a home or business.
How Does a Humidistat Work?
Humidistats measure electrical resistance to relay to an amplifier that can turn the humidifier on or off until the ideal level of moisture is detected.
How to Set a Humidistat
While humidistats are user-friendly, if you want to get the most out of your humidistat, it’s important to understand how to adjust the settings appropriately for your home. Read on to learn everything you need to know about humidistats.
Humidistat Settings When Home: Adjusting your humidistat for times when you are home is simple. All you need to do is turn your humidistat to the “ON” setting and set your thermostat to the desired temperature.
Humidistat Settings When Away: If you are going to be on vacation or away from your home for an extended period, you can set your humidistat to use less energy. According to energy experts at Florida Power and Light, mold can grow in your home at 68 percent relative humidity, and some humidistat sensors can be off by as much as 10 percent. So to be safe, we recommend setting your humidistat’s relative humidity (RH) to 58 percent and setting your thermostat temperature between 77 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. These settings will not maintain your selected temperature indoors but will maintain 58 percent humidity.
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.
Setting your humidistat correctly during Florida’s extra hot and humid summers is important. Keep in mind that the goal of your humidistat is to keep the humidity in your home in a comfortable range. Since Florida summers are often more humid than other seasons, you’ll want to keep an eye on your device.
Where are Humidistats Installed?
Humidistats work to get the accurate amount of humidity in the air, so they are typically installed within or in close proximity to other humidity-related devices. For example, many humidistats are commonly used in stand-alone humidifiers or dehumidifiers.
Control Humidity in Your Home With Sansone
At Sansone, we strive to make your home as comfortable as possible. That’s why we offer a variety of AC products and services designed to keep your home cool for less. Our humidistats are guaranteed to control moisture levels in your home. Give us a call today to learn more or schedule your appointment below.
Broward: (954) 800-2858
Palm Beach: (561) 701-8274
St. Lucie: (772) 879-5656