hu·​mid·​i·​stat hyü-ˈmi-də-ˌstat How to pronounce humidistat (audio)
: an instrument for regulating or maintaining the degree of humidity

Examples of humidistat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The humidistat readings did not match up with our hygrometer readings, and the power cord is short. Jenna Clark, Southern Living, 31 July 2023 An auto-setting, digital humidistat with touch controls and tank light are additional features that make using a humidifier a lot easier for new plant parents. Elizabeth Berry, Good Housekeeping, 22 June 2023 Smart features like an adjustable humidistat, built-in hygrometer, full-tank indicator, and Alexa or app support can help the whole family use the dehumidifier. Nafeesah Allen, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 June 2022 The thermostat and humidistat work together to adjust its operation to your attic’s current conditions, maximizing its efficacy. Alex Rennie, Popular Mechanics, 28 July 2022 My first thought is that the dehumidifier should be hooked up to a humidistat, and my second is that running a dehumidifier all the time seems excessive. Mark Philben,, 17 Apr. 2022 The Elechomes Humidifier is equipped with the brand's humidistat system, which self-regulates the humidity to match your customizable range. Emily Belfiore, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Dec. 2021 Basic humidifiers will have a smaller tank and no frills while a high-end model will typically include a larger capacity and extras like a timer or humidistat. Bre Richey,, 2 Apr. 2021 The humidifier has a 1.6-gallon tank, three fan speeds and an adjustable humidistat. Cameron Fields, cleveland, 14 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of humidistat was circa 1904

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“Humidistat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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hu·​mid·​i·​stat hyü-ˈmid-ə-ˌstat, yü- How to pronounce humidistat (audio)
: an instrument for regulating or maintaining the degree of humidity
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