Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help advance your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall starts, you’ll observe the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. This can cause more issues 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 difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your greatest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may see a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive 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 actually happens to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also impact 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 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 damaged 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 ACR Air Conditioning & Heating 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 337-335-0992 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.