Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 Your air conditioner not only keeps you cool, but can also help boost your indoor air quality. One of the ways it can do this is by keeping the humidity reduced. As fall arrives and you’re turning on your AC less and less, the humidity in your home can rise. 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 condition – you have to get it just right. You don’t want too much humidity, but a lack of humidity is also a concern. The perfect humidity level for your comfort and health is around 30-50%. Too Much Humidity When your air conditioner isn’t operating on a regular basis during those in-between seasons is when you may notice a humidity problem in your home. The first thing you’ll probably notice when your home’s humidity is too high is that you won’t be comfortable. The effects of high humidity are actually a greater deal than just being uncomfortable as there’s a chance that they could be affecting your health. Mold, mildew and dust mites all flourish in high humidity, and for allergy and asthma sufferers this can lead to more frequent attacks. Not Enough Humidity As the weather gets cooler, the air gets drier. Low humidity can also be rough on your health. The lack of moisture in the air causes the mucus membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities to get drier, and these are what filter out debris and bacteria. When they become dry they may also boost the chance that you get sick. Too much or too little humidity can also cause problems in 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 number of whole-home humidity control products. Our products will not only keep your home cozy, they can leave you with 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 call at 925-689-7017 or schedule an appointment with us online and get the comfort you have always wanted.