theo wrote:What percent is good? What is the benefits ?
jpete wrote:According to my first year HVAC class, the "design condition" is 70*F, 50% relative humidity. Obviously, adjust for your personal taste.
I keep a stock pot about half full of water on the stove all the time. I get bad nosebleeds if it gets too dry (TMI I know) so it's a must for me.
You need a little moisture in the air. It does the same thing as humidity in the summer. It increases the "feels like" temperature which allows you to burn less coal but feel just as warm.
coaledsweat wrote:theo wrote:What percent is good? What is the benefits ?
The number changes as the temps drop. I use a console humidifier, $100 @ Home Po. No shocks, dried out throats, noses, frizzy hair and your hardwood floors don't shrivel up. Both you and the house need to maintain a decent level of humidity or you'll start to come apart.