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 lean on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll notice the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more issues 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 too humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your highest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather actually begins to cool 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 very 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 wounded also. High humidity can cause your furniture to swell and warp, while low humidity can cause it to dry out and crack. You can depend on C-N-O Comfort Zone 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 636-578-1777 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.