Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more issues 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 too humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your highest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity In between seasons, you may realize a growth in humidity in your living space when you’re using your AC less frequently. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather truly starts cooling down, the air will get much drier. This can also affect your health. Without some moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise your chances of getting sick. Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged too. 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 815-768-6656 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.