You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall begins, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more problems for you than just discomfort. It could negatively impact 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 problems 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
During the seasons, you may notice 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 regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get a lot 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 extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase 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 too. 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 KDM Service Corporation to provide a solution. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 205-208-8090 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.