I want to be able to measure the humidity in my basement and all the reviews I have been reading say most are not accurate at all. Does anyone out there recommend any hydrometers that wont break the bank?
Admittedly most of mine are cheap ones. But they all read about the same. I set the dehumidifier to the lowest relative humidity possible and it is plugged into a receptacle that is controlled by a Honeywell humidistat. The setting on that control and the hydrometer stay within 2%-- I consider that to be very acceptable.
You could buy a number of cheap ones and one that you trust more. Placing them near each other for few days will show the accuracy- or not- of the cheap ones.
A small Sling psychrometer is not that expensive.