You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home intensifying 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 super humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious 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 happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also affect your health. Without some 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 improve 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 wounded too. 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 Airmen HVAC Service to provide a solution. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 570-322-3131 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.