You count 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 home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more issues 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 complications 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 see a growth in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger 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 actually happens to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also affect your health. Without a little 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 improve your chances of catching a cold.
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 rely on Woody's Sudden Service Inc to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 703-278-2036 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.