You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll notice 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 negatively affect 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 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 see an increase in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring greater 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 really begins 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 improve 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 damaged 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 Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, 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 740-474-5940 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.