You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall nears, you’ll discover the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more trouble for you than just discomfort. It could negatively affect 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 preferred for your greatest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather truly begins to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase your chances of feeling under the weather.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt also. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack.
You can depend on Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 224-412-8308 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.