You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Controlling 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 discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more issues 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 very humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your maximum comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may see a growth in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme 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 actually begins to cool down, the air will get increasingly 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 very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise 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 as well. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack.
You can depend on County Line Mechanical 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 717-216-0846 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.