You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank 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 begins, 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 negatively impact your indoor air quality.
Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be super 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 highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
During the seasons, you may notice 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 recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without enough 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 increase 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 wounded too. 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 Lycoming Heating Company to save the day. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 570-326-4450 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.