Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more issues for you than just discomfort. It could negatively impact your indoor air quality.

Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be too humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

In between seasons, you may see a growth in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather actually happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also affect your health. Without a little moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve your chances of feeling under the weather.

Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt as well. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack.

You can rely on House of Heating Incorporated to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 888-384-3163 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.

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