Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean 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 starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more issues for you than just discomfort. It could hinder 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 difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your maximum comfort and health. Too Much Humidity In between seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent 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 increasingly drier. This can also impact 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 improve your chances of getting sick. Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded too. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack. You can count on Tri County Air Care LLC to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 469-617-3437 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.