Your air conditioner not only keeps you cool, but can also help boost your indoor air quality. It can do so by keeping the humidity lower. As fall arrives and you’re turning on your AC less and less, the humidity in your home can go up. Humidity causes more issues than just making you feel uncomfortable too – it also alters the quality of air in your home.
Your home’s humidity is a Goldilocks type condition – you have to get it just right. You don’t want too much humidity, but a lack of humidity is also a problem. The best humidity level for your comfort and health is near 30-50%.
Too Much Humidity
When your air conditioner isn’t working on a regular basis during those in-between seasons is when you may notice a humidity problem in your home. The first thing you’ll more than likely notice when your home’s humidity is too high is that your comfort will be inhibited. The effects of high humidity are actually a larger deal than just being uncomfortable as there’s a chance that they could be having an effect on your health. Mold, mildew and dust mites all thrive in high humidity, and for allergy and asthma sufferers this can lead to an increase in attacks.
Not Enough Humidity
As the weather cools off, the air gets drier. Low humidity can also be rough on your health. The lack of moisture in the air causes the mucus membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities to get dry, and these are what filter out debris and bacteria. When they become dry they may also boost the chance that you get sick.
Too much or too little humidity can also cause problems in your home. Dry air pulls moisture from items in your home and causes cracking. However, if the humidity is too high, your furniture could swell and warp.
Lennox has a host of whole-home humidity control products. Our products will not only keep your home comfy, they can offer you a healthier home environment. Our experts will work with you to take care of any of your home comfort needs and make your home feel great. Give us a shout at 570-648-0748 and get the comfort you want.