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 rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall starts, you’ll discover 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 affect 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 problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your highest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity In between seasons, you may see a growth in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring even bigger 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 really starts cooling down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also impact your health. Without a little 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 increase 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 depend on Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 605-342-5107 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.