At What Setting Should a Whole House Humidifier Be During Winter?
Whatever the season, the humidity level inside your home should optimally be between 30% – 50%. Problems may occur when indoor humidity is too high or too low. Either condition can damage furnishings and flooring and affects indoor air quality. To reach a good balance, you may need a whole-house humidifier.
Achieving the right humidity level is even more challenging during a Waterford, Michigan area winter where the low outdoor temperatures require heating systems to run almost constantly. The dry air produced by most heating systems adversely affects the humidity in the air. To alleviate humidity challenges, Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing offers top of the line indoor air quality products including whole-house humidification systems. We can also address other concerns you may have with an air purification system and/or an ultraviolet purification system.
Settings for Humidifiers
With a whole-house humidification system, you’ll never have to worry about the humidity level in your home again. Depending on the outdoor temperatures, you may have to tweak the setting occasionally, but this is fairly easy to do. For instance, when it’s below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, you should also lower the humidifier setting to about 25%. If you don’t want to bother with changing the setting, then leave it between 30% – 50% and monitor windows for condensation. If moisture becomes visible on the glass, then lower the setting.
If you’d like to learn more about whole-house humidifiers or humidification systems, call Kotz Heating & Cooling today. We have staff ready to assist with whatever you need.
A Kotz Comfort Specialist can be scheduled to assess your home’s humidity level and discuss any concerns you may have. Once your specific needs are determined, you will be provided with options from which to choose the one that’s best for you and your budget.
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