Hello all. We have recently had some renovations to our home and would like to bring in more fresh air without introducing humidity. We live in east central Missouri with cool to cold winters and long hot summers. We do have some extremes in temperature. The average temp in January is 38 and in August is 88 (but it varies a lot from low to high, so the averages are a little misleading.) Summers tend to be humid. We would like something separate from the furnace/ac. Our house is small (not quite 900 square feet.)
Would a whole house dehumidifier be too drying in the winter? We are a family with allergies and chemical sensitivities, and we feel better with low humidity, but we also don't want to have dry sinuses and/or ruin our furniture. Would an ERV bring in too much humidity for our area? We are stumped about what to do.
Thanks so much.
Pam in MO