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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Managing 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 intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. 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 very humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your greatest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

In between seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather actually begins to cool down, the air will get much 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 raise your chances of feeling under the weather.

Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged as well. 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 Lycoming Heating Company to save the day. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 570-326-4450 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.