Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 Your air conditioner not only keeps you cool, but can also help boost your indoor air quality. One of the ways it can do this is by keeping the humidity reduced. As fall comes around and you’re using your AC less and less, the humidity in your home can increase. Humidity causes more issues than just making you feel uncomfortable too – it also impacts the quality of air in your home. Your home’s humidity is a Goldilocks type situation – you have to get it just right. You don’t want too much humidity, but a lack of humidity is also a concern. The ideal humidity level for your comfort and health is around 30-50%. Too Much Humidity When your air conditioner isn’t running as often during those in-between seasons is when you could 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 bigger deal than just being uncomfortable as there’s a chance that they could be impacting your health. Mold, mildew and dust mites all flourish in high humidity, and for allergy and asthma sufferers this can lead to an uptick in attacks. Not Enough Humidity As the weather cools down, 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 drier, and these are what filter out debris and bacteria. When they become dry they can also increase 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 might swell and warp. Lennox has a host of whole-home humidity control products. Our products will not only keep your home comfy, they can provide you with a healthier home environment. Our pros will work with you to address any of your home comfort needs and make your home feel just right. Give us a ring at 815-768-6656 or arrange an appointment with us online and get the comfort you have always wanted.