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What should a humidistat be set at?
Last Updated: 31st May, 2020
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Likewise, how does a humidistat work with air conditioning?
While the thermostat on your air conditioner measures the temperature inside the home, a humidistat measures the humidity. If the temperature is high but the humidity level is low, the humidistat does not allow the air conditioner to run. This prevents using electricity to cool your home when you aren't there.
what does a humidistat measure? A humidistat (sometimes also called a hygrostat) is a small measurement instrument or device that helps to monitor and maintain the set or preferred relative humidity in the air.
Simply so, how do I know if my humidistat is working?
Turn the humidistat to a very high setting, such as 80% relative humidity, or until you hear a “click” sound. The multimeter should register about 24 volts. If you show 24 volts at the connection from the humidistat to the solenoid, then the humidistat is operating correctly.
Is a humidistat necessary?
The humidistat is designed to ensure optimal humidity levels in your home by running the HVAC system only when it is necessary this helping you save money. However, in reality, humidistats are rarely accurate to the exact setting on the dial. In fact, humidistats are often off by as much as 10 to 20 percent.