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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 lean on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your house 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 intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more problems 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 problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your highest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

In between seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather really starts cooling down, the air will get much drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without enough 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 factor 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 depend on Farnell Mechanical, 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 334-524-2458 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.