21% is VERY dry and that level makes your guitar very susceptible to cracking. Do yourself a big favor and buy a good humidifier for your whole house.
>Real large humidifiers are expensive as fuck.
We run two of these. Buy some 5 gallon jerry cans for water and fill them up at water stations. Take the time to check different water stations. There are ones where you can get 5 gallons for either $1.50, $1.75, or $1.00. You just gotta look.
get a large console humidifier and put it next to a return register, we did this for the first time a couple of years ago and it's made a huge difference.
Yea, that Boneco is not going to cut it. That’s more for a small sized room.
The one I have is this one https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WAC9VKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_S70A289412XQJGAGCWGX which is similar to the one that other guy posted. I had it running in a 1200 sqft condo and it has a 6 gallon capacity, which I had to refill nearly everyday to keep humidity around 45% in the winter.
actually nevermind. if I were to buy it again, I'd get this one instead
I do have a whole house humidifier (Aprilaire 600) but it is not tied to the thermostat. It is also the model without an external sensor. I use my large room humidifier instead most of the time (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WAC9VKQ) since I find the whole house humidifier dioesn't really bring up the humidity all that much.
I manually adjust the humidity level on the air care unit depending on outside temperature.
Just like that other commentor suggested, I run an evaporative aircare. It's supposed to work for a much larger home, but I use it for a 1,400sqft. I'm generally able to get close to 40% humidity with it running 24/7. It holds 6 gallons and I fill it once a day. My sink sprayer reaches over the edge enough to just let it fill, otherwise you're gonna have a bad time.
Strong agree; it’s actually pretty crazy how fast/even humidity spreads. We live in a ranch house that’s pretty spread out and use 1 unit. Given, it’s a pretty big unit but it works fantastically.
Have had this one for 4 years. Still going strong, I just replace the filter once or twice a year and clean it once a week.
Go big or go home.
Put it outside the tent in a semi sealed room.
We're on year 3 of owning and running this one all winter. I like it because we keep it in the kitchen (the entire house is humidified equally), roll it over to the sink and the detachable faucet reaches it, fills up nicely.
I'll never invert a reservoir again!
I've had good luck with this Aircare. I have it running all the time in Colorado winters and it keeps up. Can go a few days without refilling, and keeps it right at 40%.
If it's really dry, you need to go with something that can push out a bunch of humidity. I used to have something like this: https://www.amazon.com/AIRCARE-831000-Space-Saver-Evaporative-Humidifier/dp/B00WAC9VKQ
It had a different name (can't remember now) but it looked exactly like that. There were a couple of minor things I did not like about it, but it has a massive tank and it puts out a ton of humidity. Even with the minor annoyances, it was the best one after having tried a number of them.
I also like this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000G0LDRI which I still have and occasionally use.
But the reason I got rid of the first one and only use the second one occasionally is that I installed an Aprilaire 700 and that is a game changer.
Aircare - AIRCARE Space Saver Evaporative Humidifier, White https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WAC9VKQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6C8PYQSY06BJQCRJF3Z3
Vornado - Vornado Evap40 4-Gallon Evaporative Humidifier with Adjustable Humidistat and 3 Speeds https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O0WOO74/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VKV419AS2X4F6S6NJDEX
UltraSonic Tower - Tower Humidifiers for Large Room 1000 sq ft,Hiswelle 17L 4.49Gal Ultrasonic Cool Mist Topfill Humidifier with 360°Nozzle 4 Speed Humidistat Essential Oil Tray for Bedroom School Office Greenhouse https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09S9SW2TK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_R2ZSHTXK8CN2C8BDBVYN
So I’m having issues with my ultrasonic humidifier & the white dust build up (third one pictured) - going on my 3 rd filter liner cleaning since I bought it- I have ac feeding into my tent so I getting positive pressure which is no bueno & it’s annoying having to hand wash the liner every few days. I’m still within my return window from Amazon I have until the 5th of June - which do you all recommend? Or should I start using RO or distilled water, since I will need to replace filters on the evaporative options regardless. I think the vornado design is sus - can you spell spills? But on the upside I can get one of those ink bird humidity control devices as its a manual on switch & has removable refill containers which are a plus for convenience but spills possibility increases. The air care has 6 gallon capacity which seems bomb but I don’t think I can hook up the ink bird to it as it’s digital & id have to tape up the screen.
This is the one I currently have but im having issues all of a sudden
AIRCARE Space-Saver Evaporative... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WAC9VKQ?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
This is my go-to these days: