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GO4 wrote:


gopherguy06 wrote:


Online suggested Humidity too and there are suppose to be some curves with temp and humidity recommendations so I could try to mess with the settings. Hoping it passes with the cold weather.

Other suggestions would be appreciated.


What do you mean by “online suggested humidity”? Think you accidentally missed a word. :)

If you are running a whole home humidifier turn it down some. You should probably buy a hygrometer (to measure humidity). You are correct in that there are curves with temperature and their respective humidity recommendations.

If outside temperature is 20 to 40 degrees, humidity indoors should not be more than 40 percent.

• If outside temperature is 10 to 20 degrees, humidity indoors should not be more than 35 percent.

• If outside temperature is 0 to 10 degrees, humidity indoors should not be more than 30 percent.

• If outside temperature is 10-below to 0, humidity indoors should not be more than 25 percent.

• If outside temperature is 20-below to 10-below, humidity indoors should not be more than 20 percent.

• If outdoor temperature is lower than 20-below, inside humidity should not be more than 15 percent.

Staying in the correct range and keeping the North facing windows frost free at these temps is nearly impossible but I can say my ecobee thermostat has helped. There are a couple settings in it where I can let it regulate humidity using my humidifier based on the efficiency of my windows and the temperature outside. I’d say from about 10F and up my windows are normally free of condensation. The exception is the big window in my master bedroom. It is on the second floor (generally higher humidity) and the shower is used daily (bathroom fan can’t keep up).

Our windows are 25 years old and some of the them get a little frosted during the coldest temperatures. The frost doesn’t both me, but when it melts, the water can damage the windows. Simple fix? On the worst days of the year like this I face a fan against the windows. Problem solved.