Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 Your air conditioner not only keeps you cool, but can also help improve your indoor air quality. It can do so by keeping the humidity low. As fall arrives and you’re turning on your AC less and less, the humidity in your home can rise. Humidity causes more problems than just making you feel uncomfortable too – it also alters the quality of air in your home. Your home’s humidity is a Goldilocks type scenario – you have to get it just right. You don’t want too much humidity, but a lack of humidity is also an issue. The best humidity level for your comfort and health is between 30-50%. Too Much Humidity When your air conditioner isn’t operating regularly during those in-between seasons is when you may notice a humidity problem in your home. The first thing you’ll likely notice when your home’s humidity is too high is that you won’t be comfortable. The effects of high humidity are actually a bigger deal than just being uncomfortable as there’s a chance that they could be affecting your health. Mold, mildew and dust mites all flourish in high humidity, and for allergy and asthma sufferers this can lead to an uptick in attacks. Not Enough Humidity As the weather cools off, the air gets drier. Low humidity can also be rough on your health. The lack of moisture in the air causes the mucus membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities to get drier, and these are what filter out debris and bacteria. When they become dry they may also boost the chance that you get sick. Too much or too little humidity can also cause issues in your home. Dry air pulls moisture from items in your home and causes cracking. However, if the humidity is too high, your furniture might swell and warp. Lennox has a variety of whole-home humidity control products. Our products will not only keep your home comfortable, they can provide you with a healthier home environment. Our experts will work with you to handle any of your home comfort needs and make your home feel fantastic. Give us a ring at 256-574-1300 or arrange an appointment with us online and get the comfort you have always wanted.