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 bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Controlling 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 discover the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more trouble 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 too 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 a growth in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular 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 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 too dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase your chances of feeling under the weather. Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded too. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack. You can count on Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC 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 360-571-5100 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.