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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

August 29, 2016

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

During the seasons, you may see an increase in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent 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 a lot drier. This can also take a toll on 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 victim 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 count on JTech Mechanical 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 281-231-8768 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.