I live in an area with a very dry climate. Generally in summer months the outdoor humidity is somewhere around 20%. The inside generally runs about 35-40%. I have been reading through alot of the posts on here in regards to indoor coil size, fan settings and also CFM and how they all relate to the amount of humidity.
My goal is to raise the humidity level of my home slightly while also cooling the air. I know this seems to be far from the norm here. What is a comfortable humidity level? Everyone in the house is suffering from very dry skin and my son has frequent nose bleeds. Both issues could be solved by perhaps having a little more humidity in the house.
Short of having stand alone humidifiers running, does anyone have any ideas? My neighbor runs a swamp cooler and A/C simultaneously, which seems to me would put unnecessary loads on the A/C.
I was thinking that running the fan after the A/C turns off might blow some of the moisture on the A-Coil into the house. Another possible solution could be to ask my contractor about turning up the blower speed on the A/C? I have an Amana AMH8, and I'm not sure the blower speed is adjustable. My thermostat is a VisionPro 8000, my A/C is Tempstar 14seer. I also have an Aprilaire whole house humidifier, but pretty sure there is no way to get it to run in the summer, and that also seems like it would create unneccessary load on the A/C.
Thanks for any suggestions. Hopefully there are some pros or homeowners that live in an Arid climate and could offer some suggestions.