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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall begins, you’ll notice the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more trouble 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 super 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 maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

In between seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger 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 actually begins to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also affect 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 increase 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 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc to provide a solution. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 703-369-5528 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.