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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help improve 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 starts, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more issues 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 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 maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

During the seasons, you may realize an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent 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 much drier. This can also affect your health. Without enough 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 increase your chances of feeling under the weather.

Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded 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 rely on Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 559-675-1681 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.