So I kept the Frigidaire. I wasn't clear on one thing, though. Since the internal humidistat is so inaccurate and causes short, constant cycling of the compressor, do you think I should set the humidifier to constant on and use a normal timer or an external plug in humidistat (DAYTON 1UHG2 Dehumidifier Control,Plug In 120 V)? Which one?
If I were to use a timer, does it need to be a heavy duty one, or will a standard timer (type people use with lamps) be safe? What specs should I look for?
The Dayton control is OK and offers control based on %RH. The timer will overrun the dehu during low %RH and may not operate enough during high %RH.
Keep us posted.
Bear Rules: Keep our home <50% RH summer, controls mites/mold and very comfortable.
Provide 60-100 cfm of fresh air when occupied to purge indoor pollutants and keep window dry during cold weather. T-stat setup/setback +8 hrs. saves energy
Use +Merv 10 air filter. -Don't forget the "Golden Rule"