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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Your air conditioner not only keeps you cool, but can also help better your indoor air quality. One of the ways it can do this is by keeping the humidity low. As fall arrives and you’re turning on 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 affects the quality of air in your home.

Your home’s humidity is a Goldilocks type scenario – you have to get it just right. You don’t want too much humidity, but a lack of humidity is also a concern. The best humidity level for your comfort and health is between 30-50%.

Too Much Humidity

When your air conditioner isn’t working as often during those in-between seasons is when you could notice a humidity problem in your home. The first thing you’ll likely notice when your home’s humidity is too high is that you’ll be uncomfortable. The effects of high humidity are actually a bigger 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 multiply in high humidity, and for allergy and asthma sufferers this can lead to more frequent attacks.

Not Enough Humidity

As the weather cools off, the air gets drier. Low humidity can also be hard on your health. The lack of moisture in the air causes the mucus membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities to dry out, and these are what filter out debris and bacteria. When they become dry they can also boost the chance that you get sick.

Too much or too little humidity can also wreak havoc on 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 number 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 fantastic. Give us a ring at 630-833-1100 or schedule an appointment with us online and get the comfort you want.