Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Air Quality

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall begins, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 too humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

During the seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll positively 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 some 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 count on McCune Heating & Cooling to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 316-733-9123 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.

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