You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall begins, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more trouble 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 too humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your greatest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re using your AC less frequently. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather truly begins to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also affect your health. Without enough 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 increase 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 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 GV Heating & Air 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 763-535-2000 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.