You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your maximum comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring even bigger 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 a lot drier. This can also affect your health. Without some 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 feeling under the weather.
Your health isn’t the only factor 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 depend on Stieferman Heating Company 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 573-203-3908 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.