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Sometimes we lose sight of the fact that some of our customers may not know how our products work and how they can help improve their environment.

This week we received a call from a customer who wanted to know if they needed to set timers for control of their dehumidifiers. This question prompted us to provide an explanation on how Humidistats & Humidity meters work and their application.

clip_image002Humidistats & Meters (Hum/Temp)

Humidistats or humidity sensors and meters are used to sense the air relative humidity percentage (RH%) in the controlled space and turn on and off the dehumidifiers or humidifiers once the required level of humidity has been attained.

Humidity Meter with alarm >>>

Humidity meters like the one pictured are designed to monitor the air & give you a visual readout of the humidity levels and sometimes have an alarm to alert you if it gets high. They do not control any equipment. Commonly used in cellars , basements, museums and galleries etc

Dehumidifiers in the home

While the main purpose of a humidistat-controlled environment, is to achieve a level of comfort below 60%RH, they can also be effective in preventing indoor mould outbreaks during particularly hot & wet weather such as after storms and humid weather.

Dehumidifiers in your home enable air-conditioning units to be more efficient & provide optimum performance and lower power consumption. This is a bonus!

Today’s modern digital devices are very accurate (usually +/- 5% RH) and remove a lot of the guesswork.

Having your home monitored by sensing devices like humidistats that control your Dehumidifier and maintain a comfortable controlled environment approx. 60%RH, can give you peace of mind that your environment is healthier for you to live in when a dehumidifier is used consistently.

All the dehumidifiers in our range have humidistats with humidity meters built in.

Have a look at our most popular Home and Office dehumidifiers.