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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also bank on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall nears, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more issues 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 preferred for your greatest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

In between seasons, you may notice an increase in humidity in your house when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather actually starts cooling down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on 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 improve your chances of catching a cold.

Your health isn’t the only thing 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 rely on iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning to provide a solution. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 773-704-0640 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.