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 bank on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall nears, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 problems 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 During the seasons, you may realize an increase in humidity in your house when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent 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 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 too dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise your chances of feeling under the weather. Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded 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 Davis Heating & Air Conditioning 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 540-483-5605 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.