You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more issues 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 super 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
In between seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring even bigger 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 truly starts cooling down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without a little 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 improve your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only victim 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 rely on Age Heating & Cooling to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 208-578-4258 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.