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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall begins, you’ll discover the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more problems 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 super humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your greatest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

Throughout the seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather truly happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also affect your health. Without a little 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 improve your chances of catching a cold.

Your health isn’t the only thing 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 rely on Mitchell Heating to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 719-596-6677 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.