Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your home 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 rising as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 too humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your greatest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

Throughout the seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather really starts cooling down, the air will get increasingly 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 too 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 damaged 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 949-204-0859 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.

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