Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall nears, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems 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 super 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 During the seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely 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 multiply in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather truly begins to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also take a toll on 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 raise your chances of getting sick. Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded too. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack. You can count on KDM Service Corporation to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 205-758-2703 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.