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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help increase 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 begins, you’ll observe the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more issues 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 optimal for your highest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

Throughout the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely 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 really happens to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also affect your health. Without enough moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get too dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase your chances of feeling under the weather.

Your health isn’t the only factor 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 depend on Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 509-397-3622 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.