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 rely on it to help improve your indoor air quality. Managing the humidity in your home is one of the ways your AC helps your indoor air quality. A lot of the time, as fall starts, you’ll notice the humidity in your home intensifying as you’re using your air conditioner less frequently. This can cause more problems 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 too humid, but you can also have difficulties in a home that isn’t humid enough. A humidity level between 30–50% is ideal for your maximum comfort and health. Too Much Humidity During the seasons, you may realize a growth in humidity in your living space when you’re operating your AC less regularly. While you’ll positively notice a decrease in your comfort level, extreme humidity can bring even bigger problems. Allergy and asthma suffers can suffer more regular attacks due to the mold, mildew and dust mites that thrive in humid environments. Not Enough Humidity Once the weather actually starts cooling 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 catching a cold. Your health isn’t the only factor that will suffer when your humidity levels are off. Your home can be hurt 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 Ilten's Incorporated 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 319-363-0283 to see how we can help make your home more comfortable, or schedule an appointment with us online.