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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely 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. A lot of the time, as fall nears, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 super 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 greatest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

Throughout the seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather truly begins to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also take a toll on 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 improve your chances of catching a cold.

Your health isn’t the only thing 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 rely on Central Air 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 503-656-1908 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.