You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll notice the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more issues 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 very 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 highest comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
In between seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less often. 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 frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also impact your health. Without some moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get too dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded 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 depend on Street Heating and Cooling to provide a solution. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 605-206-3915 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.