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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

Your air conditioner not only keeps you cool, but can also help boost your indoor air quality. It can do so by keeping the humidity reduced. As fall comes around and you’re turning on your AC less and less, the humidity in your home can go up. Humidity causes more concerns than just making you feel uncomfortable too – it also affects the quality of air in your home.

Your home’s humidity is a Goldilocks type situation – you have to get it just right. You don’t want too much humidity, but a lack of humidity is also an issue. The ideal humidity level for your comfort and health is near 30-50%.

Too Much Humidity

When your air conditioner isn’t working as often during those in-between seasons is when you may notice a humidity problem in your home. The first thing you’ll likely notice when your home’s humidity is too high is that you’ll be uncomfortable. The effects of high humidity are actually a greater deal than just being uncomfortable as there’s a chance that they could be impacting your health. Mold, mildew and dust mites all multiply in high humidity, and for allergy and asthma sufferers this can lead to an increase in attacks.

Not Enough Humidity

As the weather cools down, the air gets drier. Low humidity can also be tough on your health. The lack of moisture in the air causes the mucus membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities to dry out, and these are what filter out debris and bacteria. When they become dry they can also boost the chance that you get sick.

Too much or too little humidity can also wreak havoc on your home. Dry air pulls moisture from items in your home and causes cracking. However, if the humidity is too high, your furniture may swell and warp.

Lennox has a variety of whole-home humidity control products. Our products will not only keep your home cozy, they can offer you a healthier home environment. Our professionals will work with you to handle any of your home comfort needs and make your home feel great. Give us a shout at 505-994-9176 or set up an appointment with us online and get the comfort you have always wanted.