You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help increase 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 starts, you’ll observe the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 very 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 maximum comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the 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 regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather actually 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 raise your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded also. 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 Miller Climate Control LLC 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 512-937-2001 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.