Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality

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. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll observe 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 too humid, but you can also have problems 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

Throughout the seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re using your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious 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 really starts cooling down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also impact your health. Without a little 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 improve your chances of feeling under the weather.

Your health isn’t the only victim 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 US Air Heating and Cooling to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 803-980-4328 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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