Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You depend 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 house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall starts, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems 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 difficulties 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 During the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent 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 much 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 very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve your chances of feeling under the weather. Your health isn’t the only thing 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 rely on Summit Air Conditioning Inc 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 561-582-3390 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.