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. A lot of the time, as fall starts, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising 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 ideal for your highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high 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 much drier. This can also impact 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 increase 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 also. 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 903-284-2612 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.