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Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality

You rely on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also rely on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 complications 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 see an increase in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less regularly. 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 prosper in humid environments.

Not Enough Humidity

Once the weather really begins to cool down, the air will get much drier. This can also impact your health. Without some 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 raise 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 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 rely on Polestar Plumbing, Heating & 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 913-432-3342 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.