Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely 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. Many times, 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 hinder your indoor air quality. Perfecting the humidity inside your home is a balancing act. You don’t want it to be super humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your maximum comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may realize a growth in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme 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 actually starts cooling down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without some 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 increase 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 wounded too. 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 Cool Air Solutions 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 951-676-2665 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.