You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 too humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your maximum comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
During the seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly 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 thrive in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather actually happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also affect your health. Without some 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 increase your chances of getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged 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 rely on Wallpe Heating & Cooling 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 812-663-7252 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.