You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll discover 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 hinder your indoor air quality.
Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be too 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
During the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular 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 much drier. This can also impact 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 improve your chances of getting sick.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt 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 MPC Heating & Cooling to save the day. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 308-832-4321 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.