You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall starts, you’ll observe the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more problems 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 optimal for your maximum comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious 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 actually happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also impact your health. Without some 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 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 count on E.B. Air, 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 979-335-4262 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.