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. Managing the humidity in your living space is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Many times, as fall begins, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. 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 very humid, but you can also have complications in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is optimal for your maximum comfort and health. Too Much Humidity In between seasons, you may notice a rise in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less frequently. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, excessive humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that prosper in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather truly happens to cool down, the air will get much 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 very dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will raise your chances of feeling under the weather. Your health isn’t the only victim 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 rely on Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 661-437-3499 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.