You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll discover the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more problems 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 too humid, but you can also have problems 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 positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring even bigger 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 truly begins to cool 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 getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt as well. 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 Air Houston Mechanical 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 832-777-1521 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.