Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality

You depend 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 living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall begins, you’ll notice 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 problems 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 realize a rise in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather truly happens to cool 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 extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve 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 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 Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. 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 714-855-1717 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.

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