Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

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 living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more problems 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 too humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your highest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

During the seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely 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 thrive in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather actually happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get extra 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 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., 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 803-265-4208 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.

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