You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more issues 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 preferred for your greatest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring greater 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 actually starts cooling down, the air will get much 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 very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise 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 rely on ACE Solutions 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 201-579-2562 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.