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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll discover the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your greatest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

During the seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular 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 a lot 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 increase 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 hurt too. 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling 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 309-437-2703 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.