Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You rely 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 living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall begins, you’ll notice 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 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 difficulties 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 Throughout the seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your house when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather actually happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also affect 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 increase your chances of getting sick. Your health isn’t the only victim 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 depend on Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC 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 513-275-3601 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.