With the arrival of fall weather we can expect the air conditioner to take a welcome break. But humidity sometimes lingers, making you feel sticky and uncomfortable despite cooler outdoor temperatures.
The solution may be a humidistat, which monitors humidity and keeps it at a healthy level for your home or office.
You pick the relative humidity level – generally somewhere between 30 percent and 50 percent, depending on personal preference. Then the humidistat electronically checks the humidity level and raises or lowers the level to meet your desired mark.
It works through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, where it also helps reduce allergens, mold and other unwanted contaminants that breed in humidity.
Best humidity level?
“It's ideal to keep the humidity in your home between 30% and 50%. Humidity that's too low or too high can cause problems,” according to the Mayo Clinic, a leading health authority.
Along with stuffiness, high humidity can cause condensation, even dampness.
“Droplets may form on walls, floors and other surfaces. Condensation can trigger the growth of harmful bacteria, dust mites and molds. These allergens can cause breathing problems and trigger allergy and asthma flare-ups,” the clinic said.
Low humidity also causes problems for people and property.
“Low humidity can cause dry skin. It also can bother the inside of the nose and the throat. It can make the eyes feel itchy too,” the clinic said at
In addition, low humidity can cause wood furniture to bend, and it can warp books and artwork.
Premier’s skilled technicians can solve humidity problems and any other HVAC issue.