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 lean on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll observe the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more issues for you than just discomfort. It could negatively impact 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 ideal for your maximum comfort and health. Too Much Humidity Throughout the seasons, you may see a growth in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring more serious problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also affect your health. Without a little 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 improve 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 hurt too. 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 Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning 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 636-391-7377 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.