You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll observe the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems 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 very humid, but you can also have difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your maximum comfort and health.
Too Much Humidity
Throughout the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your living space when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply 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 enough 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 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 hurt also. 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 Select Comfort Systems 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 801-305-4777 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.