You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll discover the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems for you than just discomfort. It could hinder 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 difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your house when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather truly starts cooling down, the air will get much drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough 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 improve your chances of getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only factor 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 rely on Brogan Heating & AC 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 507-218-0088 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.