You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll discover the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 too 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
In between seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough 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 increase your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded 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 depend on Comfort Zone Inc 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 239-214-0411 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.