Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Your air conditioner not only keeps you cool, but can also help boost your indoor air quality. One of the ways it can do this is by keeping the humidity reduced. As fall arrives and you’re using your AC less and less, the humidity in your home can go up. Humidity causes more concerns than just making you feel uncomfortable too – it also impacts the quality of air in your home.

Your home’s humidity is a Goldilocks type condition – you have to get it just right. You don’t want too much humidity, but a lack of humidity is also a concern. The perfect humidity level for your comfort and health is near 30-50%.

Too Much Humidity

When your air conditioner isn’t running regularly during those in-between seasons is when you might notice a humidity problem in your home. The first thing you’ll more than likely notice when your home’s humidity is too high is that you won’t be comfortable. The effects of high humidity are actually a bigger deal than just being uncomfortable as there’s a chance that they could be impacting your health. Mold, mildew and dust mites all thrive in high humidity, and for allergy and asthma sufferers this can lead to an uptick in attacks.

Not Enough Humidity

As the weather cools down, the air gets drier. Low humidity can also be hard on your health. The lack of moisture in the air causes the mucus membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities to get drier, and these are what filter out debris and bacteria. When they become dry they can also raise the chance that you get sick.

Too much or too little humidity can also wreak havoc on your home. Dry air pulls moisture from items in your home and causes cracking. However, if the humidity is too high, your furniture could swell and warp.

Lennox has a number of whole-home humidity control products. Our products will not only keep your home comfortable, they can provide you with a healthier home environment. Our experts will work with you to take care of any of your home comfort needs and make your home feel fantastic. Give us a call at 641-316-9803 and get the comfort you want.

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