Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Controlling 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 increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your greatest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without some moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase 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 too. 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 Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 928-537-1803 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.