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 house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll notice the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more problems 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 problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re using your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather actually starts cooling down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also affect your health. Without enough moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise your chances of getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only factor 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 The Frazier Company 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 402-628-0206 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.