humidity causing moisture damage in home

Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely 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 living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 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

In between seasons, you may realize a growth in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather really starts cooling down, the air will get much 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 getting sick.

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 rely on Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 303-452-4146 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.