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. A lot of the time, as fall begins, you’ll notice the humidity in your home rising as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 super humid, but you can also have problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your greatest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity Throughout the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more frequent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply 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 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 victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt also. 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling 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 956-630-3522 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.