You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, 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 issues 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 problems 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
In between seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less frequently. 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 frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments.
Not Enough Humidity
Once the weather truly 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 raise your chances of catching a cold.
Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged 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 Mayeuxs AC & Heating to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at (985) 764-2426 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable.