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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You depend on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 very 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 maximum comfort and health.

Too Much Humidity

In between seasons, you may realize 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 greater 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 happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also affect your health. Without some moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get extra 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 wounded 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 depend on Paso Robles Heating and Air to provide a solution. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 805-238-7553 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.