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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Your air conditioner not only keeps you cool, but can also help improve your indoor air quality. It can do so by keeping the humidity reduced. As fall arrives and you’re utilizing your AC less and less, the humidity in your home can increase. Humidity causes more concerns than just making you feel uncomfortable too – it also impacts the quality of air in your home.

Your home’s humidity is a Goldilocks type scenario – you have to get it just right. You don’t want too much humidity, but a lack of humidity is also a concern. The best humidity level for your comfort and health is between 30-50%.

Too Much Humidity

When your air conditioner isn’t operating on a regular basis during those in-between seasons is when you may notice a humidity problem in your home. The first thing you’ll probably notice when your home’s humidity is too high is that you’ll be uncomfortable. The effects of high humidity are actually a larger deal than just being uncomfortable as there’s a chance that they could be impacting your health. Mold, mildew and dust mites all thrive in high humidity, and for allergy and asthma sufferers this can lead to an increase in attacks.

Not Enough Humidity

As the weather gets cooler, the air gets drier. Low humidity can also be tough on your health. The lack of moisture in the air causes the mucus membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities to get dry, and these are what filter out debris and bacteria. When they become dry they can also raise the chance that you get sick.

Too much or too little humidity can also cause problems in your home. Dry air pulls moisture from items in your home and causes cracking. However, if the humidity is too high, your furniture could swell and warp.

Lennox has a number of whole-home humidity control products. Our products will not only keep your home comfortable, they can offer you a healthier home environment. Our professionals will work with you to address any of your home comfort needs and make your home feel great. Give us a ring at 816-630-2702 or arrange an appointment with us online and get the comfort you deserve.