You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Controlling 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 intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more issues 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 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
During the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also impact your health. Without a little 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 catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged 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 Air-Right Energy Design, 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 703-260-1148 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.