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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, 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 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 complications 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

Throughout the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your living space when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather actually starts cooling down, the air will get increasingly 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 increase your chances of catching a cold.

Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded also. 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 1st Choice Service Group 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 828-551-2913 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.