You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 super humid, but you can also have difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your greatest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
During the seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring more serious 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 happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without enough moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve your chances of getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged as well. 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning to save the day. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 541-286-6617 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.