You depend 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 living space 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 frequently. This can cause more trouble 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 difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your greatest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may realize a growth in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather actually begins to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough 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 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 hurt 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 True Temp Heating & Air 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 706-695-7492 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.