You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems 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 super humid, but you can also have difficulties 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
Throughout the seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, high 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 happens to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also impact your health. Without some 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 increase your chances of getting sick.
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 count on Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning 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 512-355-1482 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.