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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You count 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 home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more issues for you than just discomfort. It could negatively affect 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 ideal for your greatest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

During the seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent 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 increasingly drier. This can also impact your health. Without some 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 improve your chances of catching a cold.

Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded 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 rely on Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. 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 877-389-2465 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.