I'm not sure if I should install a humidification system or not. Here is the setup:
Essentially new construction. We only utilized the lower level foundation and that level's concrete walls. Two new stories. Cape style 3 level home.
Space pac in attic for cooling.
In-floor heat (not staple-up) utilizing a boiler system for heating.
Honeywell closed-cell Enovate insulation throughout.
IPE hardwoods on all three levels.
Likely to install a air to air recirc system.
Should I install a humidification system?
House on the water in the great-lakes. My thought is I can somewhat counteract any expansion/contraction of the hardwood floors during winter by utilizing the humidification system. But I don't have any previous experience in building such a home.
What are folks recommending?
Ir your home is a HI E or energy star type home then all the air in and out, minus cooking and showers etc, are controlling temp and humidity.If you have a tight environment then you should control humidty meaning to about 50%. So you need both ends (de) and (re) humidification-with controls on the HVAC for both.
you can under shoot a little but over shooting can lead to mold, spend the money if you have it for a comprehensive system.they aren't much more.