You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying 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 very humid, but you can also have difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather actually 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 extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase your chances of getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged 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 Bell 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 254-307-9572 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.