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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Maintaining 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 notice the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 super humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your highest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

During the seasons, you may see 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, excessive humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather truly happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also affect your health. Without a little 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 improve 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 hurt 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 B & B Heating & Cooling to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 314-838-9800 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.