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Can Your Thermostat Control Your Home’s Humidity?

November 21st, 2019 by cverdone

Humidity at Home
Your home’s thermostat is a vital part of your home heating system. It allows you to set the room temperature to one that is comfortable for your whole family. Monitoring your humidity level within your home is vital as well. You want to avoid unwanted mold growth in your HVAC system. Many new thermostats have built-in humidity controls. These allow you to alter the humidity level in your home.

Setting The Right Humidity Level

You know that it’s important to keep your humidity level low in your home. You may be wondering what level is right for you. As a general rule, any humidity level above 60% creates the environment for mold in your HVAC ducts. You want to have a humidity level that is 45 percent. Generally speaking, you can get away with anywhere between 35 and 50 percent humidity.

How Does Humidity Affect Your Family’s Comfort Level?

The temperature set on your thermostat has a lot to do with your family’s comfort level. But, it’s not the only factor. The humidity inside of your home will alter how the air feels on your skin. This is why the weather report states that the temperature is 80 degrees but it will feel like 100 degrees. Low humidity levels in your home can keep your body comfortable at the same temperature. This can lead to some big cost savings. You won’t have to change the temperature to make it more comfortable for your family to live in.

Programmable Thermostats

One of the biggest benefits to a home heating systems is the programmable thermostat. This allows you to set the ideal temperature and humidity level for your home. You can even program it for different hours throughout the day. You can set your heating system to run at a lower temperature throughout the daytime hours. This is best to do when no one is at home. Program the thermostat and humidity to change about 30 minutes before you get back home. This way, you enter a heated home that is comfortable. It also helps you save on home heating costs throughout the long winter months. Our HVAC team can help you to find the best temperature and humidity settings for your home.

Call Us Today

To control the humidity in your home, give Thornton Heating and Cooling a call today. We can install the right thermostat system to give your family the comfort they need.