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  • Comfortable home humidity?

    Any of you guys know what a typical comfortable humidity should be?
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  • #2
    If I'm not mistaken it should ideally be around 40%.

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    • #3
      It depends on the temperature, and the amount of convection (ceiling fans). Heat index is a common way to specify, but it doesn't take into account flow.

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      • #4
        For me it is right between "Honey it's too damn hot in here" and "Holy Crap, I'm freezing" These often change, overlap and are extremely random... I have yet to figure a way to track with an event...

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        • #5
          Here's how a USAToday Weather Man answered that same question.
          http://www.usatoday.com/weather/reso...ck/wahumid.htm

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          • #6
            sbessel,
            Your precise definition just made my day!! ( ROTFLMAO )
            But true is, the WAF is the most important think for most of us.

            Marty
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            Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.
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            • #7
              Here in SO FL we find that 40% at typical mid-70's room temps is ideal, especially when compared to external humidity of 55% to 100% (typically 60%) at temps of high 80's - low 90's. I think perception of ideal humidity is somewhat of a sliding scale, base on temp and some of the factors above.
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