You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll discover the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more trouble for you than just discomfort. It could negatively affect your indoor air quality.
Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be super 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 notice a growth in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less frequently. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular 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 take a toll on your health. Without some moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get too dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt as well. 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling 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 816-379-3918 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.