Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help advance 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 problems 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 During the seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring greater 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 happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also affect your health. Without enough 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 also. 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 help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 631-360-2665 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.