I put in an AprilAire 600 last week and now I'm trying to get the right humidity level.
I live in Ottawa, Canada which has high temperature fluctuations. The humidifier was installed on the return air plenum and the probe was installed outside in an area not affected by direct sunlight.
I'm trying to judge how to set the correct humidity level. I started off at level 5 and had a fair amount of condensation on my windows in the mornings. So, I took it down a level.
Now, I have some tiny corners of condensation on my uncovered windows and a bit more condensation on the windows that I have that are covered with shutters. When I open the shutters in the morning there is condensation that disappears within an hour or so. (I assume that is because the air next to the windows gets cold when the shutters are closed).
What exactly should I be trying to achieve?
Are corners of condensation OK? Do I want absolutely no condensation? What about condensation on windows that are closed off with shutters?
If this were your home what would you be aiming for?