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Humidity control for house. We are very sensitive to humidity in the house. We have the temp set at 75. At times that feels hot and other times that feels cold. It's a function of the humidity. If the AC is on we can feel comfortable at 75. If the Ac is not running we feel hot at the same temperature. Are there any thermostats availability that take both temperature and humidity into account.

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  • Gerald Gier May 27, 2010

    Thanks..

    I just bought a new digital thermostat. Are there any add on that will do the same job

  • Gerald Gier May 28, 2010

    The idea I had in mind was an electric timer that could be set to run the AC for a set time, say 10 minutes every hour or so, but would be overridden by the thermostat if the temperature rose

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Yes. Look at Carrier's Thermidistat. Combined with a variable speed blower motor, you will enjoy optimum humidity control during the Cooling Season.

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  • laura Newman May 28, 2010

    There are arrangements that can be configured to run your a/c and your electric heaters simultaneously............. it allows your a/c to run longer (to remove humidity) without overcooling the house......... obviously, it is an expensive option.

  • laura Newman May 29, 2010

    A timer might offer some limited amount of relief. Another option is always a portable dehumidifier. I, too, find myself sensitive to humidity levels. But it usually only affects me during the sleeping hours. Having a fan run...air blowing constantly helps me alot. But a dehumidifer could prove helpful. :-)

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generally that icon is for a setting that maintains a relative humidity in the room as against the temp setting
it is a comfort setting so that you will not feel cold at a setting
understanding that air conditioners are conditioners of the air and they do that by removing the humidity ( moisture present in the air) to allow you to perspire more freely and so feel cooler
with near no humidity in the room a temp setting of 25 c will feel too cold so the smiley icon is a setting where the humidity is kept at a level where the 25c feels "just right"
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Taking the Confusion Out of Using a Dehumidier


Many consumers are confused about setting the proper levels of humidity on dehumidifier units. And then think something is mechanically wrong with the unit. When in fact, over 70% of the time it operator error. That and a lack of proper routine maintenance are the problem.

The numbers on the LED screen represent the amount of humidity you want to maintain. Not the amount you want to remove. For example: If you set the level at 70%, which is rather high, more than likely the unit may start up momentarily and then shut OFF. That's because the setting is to high. Now, if you set it at 45%, the unit will turn ON and run until either the bucket is full and/or the humidity level has reached 45%.

Here's a good rule of thumb if you use your humidifier year round.

In the Winter you want to maintain a humidity level of 50 to 60%. The moister the air, the more comfortable it will feel. Plus, the humidity helps eliminate static electricity in the air.

Conversely, in the hot, humid Summer months, you want to keep the humidity level as low as possible (35% or less). Also, if you have ceiling fans, using them 24 hours a day, helps to move the air and generate a windchill, which fools your body into thinking it's cooler than what it really is. At the same time, it's saving on energy costs by not having to run your AC as much, because the dehumidifier is removing the humidity.

Just remember, the higher the setting, the higher the humidity level will stay. The lower the setting, the more humidity will be removed and the more comfortable you'll feel in the Summer.

And don't forget Routine Maintenance. Clean the air intake filter regularly. Clean and wipe down the refrigerant coils every 60 days. And don't allow water to remain in the collection bucket to long. As mold can build up in it.

Speaking of which, the water in the bucket, when fresh, is great for watering house plants. Because, when it's fresh, it's distilled water. No chlorine or minerals.

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Can my 3 in 1 air cooler also be used as a dehumidifier


an air cooler is a dehumidifier by definition
It cools the air around the evaporator giving you cool air and at the same time any humidity in the air is condensed into water and drained off
to understand air conditioner principles it goes something like this
we sweat and the more we sweat is because of the humidity in the air
if the air temp is 30 degrees c with a humidity of 75% then we feel that it is a very hot muggy day simply because the humidity stops the sweat from evaporating and allowing the skin to cool
Now it you take the humidity out of the air and at the same day temperature , you will actually feel cool because the sweat can evaporate and cool the skin
now you can understand that the best setting for air conditioning is 25 degrees c because if the setting is lower then the skin gets too cool because there is no humidity to restrict the evaporation of the sweat
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Choosing a setting is your decision, based on what I have explained above and your own comfort level.

I hope my information has helped you and thanks for choosing FixYa.

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