Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your house 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 frequently. 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 ideal for your greatest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather actually happens to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also take a toll on 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 raise 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 hurt also. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack. You can depend on Air-Dynamics 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 325-655-2515 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.