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#1 posted 10-07-2012 02:53 AM

Unless you have somehow measured the humidity in your home, do not assume that it stays constant even with modern heating and cooling systems. My heat pump system actually uses humidity as well as temperature in determining when and how long it should run, and the humidity in my house can still get as high as 60% in the summer time here in Arkansas. In the winter, I see readings inside as low as 25%. We sometimes even run a humidifier in the winter to add moisture to the air.

Of course, without the heat pump I might see summertime humidity near 90% with 100+ temperatures, so the readings I get are still an improvement. And I don’t know how much that 35 point swing in humidity level from summer to winter would actually affect the wood.

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