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 bank on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall begins, you’ll observe 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 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 ideal for your maximum comfort and health. Too Much Humidity Throughout the seasons, you may notice a growth in humidity in your living space 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 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 increase your chances of getting sick. Your health isn’t the only thing that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be wounded 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning 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 800-COOLING to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.