Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, 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 trouble 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 problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your highest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

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

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough 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 thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 204-272-8128 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.

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