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What is a Humidistat?

A humidistat helps control the humidity in the air with a device that is similar to a thermostat. The difference between the two is that the humidistat responds to relative humidity and not temperature to keep the hot and heavy air in check. They are a fairly common device and are included already in many products around the house such as personal humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and your kitchen’s microwave. BHS now installs these devices as a means to help monitor and maintain the humidity throughout your whole home to deliver better, cleaner, and healthier air from the entire family and your guests. You deserve higher quality air indoors, and we want to help give it to you. The best part is you don’t even have to be home to set the desired humidity level. BHS offers whole home dehumidifiers that are controlled by your phone. The program speaks to the installed humidistat and can be programmed to specific times. This helps save big on energy costs in case you forgot to turn it off after you leave for the eight-hour work day.

Get Rid of Harmful Humidity in Your SWFL Home

Having a high percentage of humidity in your home is probably more dangerous than you think. To start, if the relative humidity is just over 60% and beyond, the air will begin to feel stale and hotter than what it really is, leading you to lower your AC and push it harder than it needs to. Higher humidity leads to you sweating more as well, which confuses your body’s natural cooling mechanism. Here are some of the other reasons humidity should be better controlled in the home:

  • Microbial Growth, Mildew, & Dust Mites: This high amount of moisture in the air leads to microbial growth, mildew, and dust mites, which can host a number of harmful bacteria. These bacteria can cause respiratory infections, asthma attacks, or flare your allergies. The Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy recommend a range of 25-60% for the humidity in your home.
  • Hair: It may not seem like that big of a deal, but you will notice more manageable hair in a home that has the humidity under control.
  • Loss of Sleep: You could also be losing a lot of sleep due to the imbalance of humidity within your home, and more specifically, your bedroom. It has also been proven to help with those that have issues with snoring, which will allow you and your partner to sleep better at night.
  • Bugs: There are many different species of insects that love the hot and humid weather of Southwest Florida summers. Stinkbugs, flies, centipedes, silverfish, roaches, and moths are just a few of the pesky insects that will overrun your home if the humidity is left out of balance for more extended periods of time.

How Your Home Will Benefit from a Humidistat

Installing a whole-home dehumidifier is the best option if you are concerned about the levels of humidity in your house. And packaging that system with a humidistat is the perfect combination to keep it in control to your specifications. BHS is the ideal provider as a leader in the in the HVAC industry to get you ultimately set up to be as comfortable as possible in your own home. We have over three decades of experience tackling these and similar issues. Once you start to utilize your new humidistat to control the moisture, you will notice the air temperature is much more comfortable than before, and you won’t have to worry about always moving and cleaning small portable humidifiers. The filter on whole-home dehumidifiers also only needs to be changed once a year to make it even easier on you and your family and the system automatically drains itself of the collected moisture.

Reach Out to Best Home Services for Whole Home Dehumidification

Having your home installed with a dehumidification system will help you breathe easier, protect your home, and ensure that your air conditioner remains as efficient as possible over the hot summer months. Keeping bugs, microbial growth, mildew, dust mites at bay will also make your Southwest Florida home safer for the family and guests when they come over for summer parties. We are an award-winning service provider prepared to offer free, no-obligation estimates on how we can make your home safer and more comfortable. For nearly 40 years, Southwest Florida and beyond have trusted our skills and knowledge when it comes to creating better indoor air quality. Call BHS and let us help you achieve better quality indoor air.