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High Humidity in the Summer

If you live in an area like we do here in Cincinnati, then you will experience uncomfortably high humidity during the summer. The solution? A dehumidifier. A whole home dehumidifier connects into your ductwork to bring the humidity levels down throughout the entire house. This leads to needing to run the AC less in order to feel the same amount of comfort.

READ MORE: Benefits of a whole home dehumidifier

Low Humidity in the Fall and Winter

If you experience dry winters with lots of coughing and stuffy noses, then you’ll want to look into a whole home humidifier. This does the exact opposite of a dehumidifier. A humidifier actually puts moisture into the air. You may be tempted to just use a portal humidifier, but that will only be advantageous if you want to keep one room comfortable. It will also not help with allergens, viruses and the other things listed above as it won’t affect the air circulating throughout the home unlike a whole house humidifier.

Whole Home Humidifier Types

How to Track Humidity Levels                              

Humidifier or Dehumidifier displays

The screen on your humidifier or dehumidifier will provide a relative humidity reading. However, this reading will be for the room where the unit is located. It is important to make sure your HVAC contractor connects your thermostat to your whole home humidity products so that you can gauge the entire home’s humidity.


Most smart thermostats will provide a RH reading.

ryan checking humidistat humidifierHumidistat

Most whole home humidifiers or dehumidifiers will be installed with a device called a humidistat. This allows you to monitor the humidity level of the entire home and adjust it up or down accordingly.

Trying to reach the best humidity level in Cincinnati, OH? Contact Quality Comfort!

Quality Comfort Home Services is a trusted provider of HVAC and indoor air quality solutions in the Cincinnati area. We specialize in whole-home humidifier and dehumidifier installations to help you achieve and maintain the perfect humidity level for your home throughout the year.