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 lean on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Managing 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 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 difficulties 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 see a growth in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather really happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also impact 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 increase your chances of catching a cold. Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt also. 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. 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 804-379-1155 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.