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. Controlling the humidity in your living space 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 rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more problems 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 very 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 highest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may realize an increase in humidity in your home when you’re running your AC less often. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather truly starts cooling down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without enough 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 getting sick. Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged 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 count on Thornberry Bros Inc to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 859-745-1564 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.