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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely 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 nears, you’ll notice 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 very humid, but you can also have difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your highest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

Throughout the seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less frequently. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather actually begins to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also take a toll on 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 feeling under the weather.

Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged as well. 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating 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 602-997-5701 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.