Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems 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 maximum comfort and health. Too Much Humidity Throughout the seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive 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 truly begins to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also impact your health. Without some 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 getting sick. Your health isn’t the only factor 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 depend on Southern Heating & Cooling 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 256-574-1300 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.