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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help advance 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 frequently. This can cause more trouble 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 too humid, but you can also have difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your highest comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

During the seasons, you may see a growth in humidity in your house when you’re using your AC less regularly. 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 thrive in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather really starts cooling 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 extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase 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 damaged also. 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 Klaus & Sons Heating & 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 909-982-5698 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.