You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help improve 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 starts, you’ll discover the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 very humid, but you can also have difficulties 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
In between seasons, you may realize an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious 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 really happens 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 extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise 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 damaged also. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack.
You can rely on Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 956-630-3522 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.