You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall starts, you’ll discover 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 very humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme 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 truly begins to cool down, the air will get a lot 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 raise 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 damaged 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC 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 662-269-8716 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.