You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall starts, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 super humid, but you can also have difficulties 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 growth in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring even bigger 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 truly starts cooling 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 very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged 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 Premium Air Services LLC to provide a solution. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 713-364-9957 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.