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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home 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 negatively impact your indoor air quality.

Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be too 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 maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

Throughout the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather truly happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also affect 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 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 damaged 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 586-731-0950 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.