You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll discover the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more trouble for you than just discomfort. It could hinder 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 optimal for your highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough 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 raise your chances of feeling under the weather.
Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged also. 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 Home Comfort Heating & Air to save the day. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 763-276-0617 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.