You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help increase 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 begins, you’ll notice the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 complications 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
In between seasons, you may realize an increase in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme 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 truly begins to cool down, the air will get much 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 extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve your chances of feeling under the weather.
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 Cool Power LLC 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 631-246-4029 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.