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 rely on it to help increase your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your house is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. Often times, as fall nears, you’ll discover the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. 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 problems in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is preferred for your greatest comfort and health. Too Much Humidity Throughout the seasons, you may realize a rise in humidity in your home when you’re using your AC less regularly. While you’ll certainly notice a decrease in your comfort level, high 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 really begins to cool down, the air will get a lot drier. This can also affect your health. Without a little moisture in the air, the mucous membranes in your nasal and sinus cavities can get extra dry to filter out debris and bacteria, which will increase your chances of catching a cold. 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 count on Garoken Energy Co. Inc. to save the day. Our Lennox® line includes whole-home humidity control products that will help keep you comfortable and healthier. Give us a call at 503-848-3838 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.