An instrument designed to measure and regulate the amount of moisture in the air. A humidistat, like a thermostat, monitors current conditions and changes. When the humidity reaches either the low or high set point, the humidistat triggers the operation of a humidifier or dehumidifier.
Synonyms and Related Terms
hygrostat; Feuchtigkeitsregler (Deut.)
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