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 house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall starts, you’ll observe 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 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 difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

Throughout the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious 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 begins to cool down, the air will get increasingly 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 raise your chances of catching a cold.

Your health isn’t the only thing 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 703-278-2036 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.

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