Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your greatest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less frequently. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get a lot 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 very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase your chances of feeling under the weather. Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged also. 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 White Mechanical, Inc. to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 949-716-8379 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.