Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You rely 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 home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall starts, you’ll observe the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less repeatedly. 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 super humid, but you can also have difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your highest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity In between seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring more serious 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 actually begins to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also impact your health. Without enough 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 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 depend on Redhawk 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 432-333-2208 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.