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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more trouble 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 too humid, but you can also have difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your greatest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

Throughout the seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less often. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather really starts cooling down, the air will get a lot 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 very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise your chances of feeling under the weather.

Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded too. 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 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, or schedule an appointment with us online.