A humidistat (sometimes called a humidistat control) is a device that works with a home’s heating and cooling system to automatically adjust the amount of moisture in the air to maintain a specific humidity level throughout the home.

How to tell if your home has a humidity imbalance

Maintaining proper humidity levels is important for your family’s health and comfort. Indoor air that’s too damp feels sticky on the skin, and can encourage the growth of mold and mildew. This can not only damage furniture, books and leather items, but also cause health problems for your family.

On the other hand, air that’s too dry causes problems, too. Low indoor humidity dries out skin and nasal passages, making you vulnerable to colds and respiratory problems such as asthma and bronchitis. Dry air can also create cracks in furniture, leather, plaster and drywall.

Humidity’s effect on your utility bills

Low humidity levels make indoor air feel colder than it really is, while excessive humidity levels make it feel warmer than it really is. Both types of imbalances can drive up your utility bills. If you find yourself raising your thermostat or running your air conditioner more often to get comfortable, you may have a humidity imbalance in your home.

Benefits of whole-home humidity-control systems

Unlike portable units, which can only control humidity levels in specific rooms, Healthy Climate® whole-home humidifiers and dehumidifiers work with your heating and cooling system to maintain balanced humidity throughout your entire home. They’re also easy to maintain, since they eliminate the need to constantly fill and empty buckets of water.

Healthy Climate whole-home humidity control systems feature built-in humidistats, so they’re constantly monitoring the moisture levels in your home’s air to keep the humidity at a specified point. With humidity in balance, your family can feel more comfortable without constantly adjusting your thermostat (and driving up your utility bills).

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