Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll observe the humidity in your home intensifying 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 very humid, but you can also have difficulties 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

Throughout the seasons, you may notice a growth 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 even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather truly happens to cool down, the air will get much 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 improve your chances of getting sick.

Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt 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 Innovative Mechanical, LLC to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 770-726-7407 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.

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