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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help increase 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 begins, you’ll notice the humidity in your home increasing 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 very 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 maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

In between seasons, you may realize a growth in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather actually begins to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on 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 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 wounded also. 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 985-537-6795 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.