You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house 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 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 optimal for your greatest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may see a growth in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme 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 truly happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without a little 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 getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only victim 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 Tri County Climate Control LLC 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 541-238-2797 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.