You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. 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 super humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your greatest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
During the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really begins 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 too dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve your chances of getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded 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 Air Quality Solutions to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 614-871-4144 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.