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 improve your indoor air quality. Controlling the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less often. This can cause more trouble 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 super 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 greatest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may see a growth in humidity in your house when you’re running your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring greater problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that multiply in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather truly happens to cool down, the air will get increasingly drier. This can also take a toll on your health. Without a little 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 too. 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 All Seasons Heating & A/C Co 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 812-332-9100 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.