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 advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall begins, you’ll discover the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems 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 very humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your highest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity Throughout the seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger 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 truly begins to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also impact your health. Without a little 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 raise 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 hurt 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 Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc 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 251-471-2674 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.