Fend Off Fall Humidity: Boost Your Indoor Air Quality08/29/2016 You count on your air conditioner to keep you cool, but you can also lean on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Maintaining the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall begins, you’ll notice the humidity in your home increasing as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more trouble 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 Throughout the seasons, you may realize an increase in humidity in your home when you’re operating your AC less often. While you’ll absolutely notice a decrease in your comfort level, high humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more recurrent attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather actually happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly 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 feeling under the weather. Your health isn’t the only victim that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be damaged also. 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 Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc to help. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 561-515-5527 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.