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 rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining 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 repeatedly. This can cause more issues for you than just discomfort. It could hinder 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 highest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly 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 really 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 too. 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 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 803-796-9172 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.