I live in Missouri and have weather swings from 100 + with very high humidity to 0 with very dry air.
We live in a 2000 sq ft house built in 2006 with zoned heating and cooling. We have builders grade two 2 ton 13 seer units with 80% efficiency furnaces both single stage. (we have a basement with only one duct, but plan to finish it. Probably add 800 more sq ft.) I just installed fantech 230cf remote blowers on all baths that vent out of the house. It was probably overkill, but I wanted the steam out asap!
We are currently considering the purchase of a whole house dehumidifier and humidifier to cover both extremes. I am also interested in a thermostat that can control humidity (for both dehumidifier and humidifier) and temps.
Is it a good idea to have both since we only have single stage ac and heat? Last spring and summer we had a lot of humidity in the house even when the units ran. And this winter the house has been so dry and we have all hardwood floors. Also, what products do you recommend? I was thinking of going with Aprilaire dehumid and humid, but was considering a steam humidifier. I am also pondering adding and ERV to this system as well (hope that doesn't change any advice)
Any other thoughs or suggestions would be outstanding.