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 bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more trouble for you than just discomfort. It could negatively affect your indoor air quality. Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be very humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your highest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity Throughout the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather truly begins to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also affect your health. Without a little moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get too dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will improve your chances of catching a cold. Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt as well. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack. You can count on Clean Air HVAC 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 925-689-7017 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.