How are your home humidity levels? If your allergies are bad, it’s time to look at your humidity.
Believe it or not, home humidity levels have a significant impact on how you feel. If you’re suffering from allergies, it’s time to look at how your HVAC system manages the moisture.
Humidity and Allergies
Some humidity in the air is essential for your skin, sinuses, respiratory system, and overall health. However, if the relative humidity goes above 55%, it will increase the suffering if you have allergies. When the moisture goes above normal home humidity levels, it creates an environment perfect for the growth of mildew, mold, bacteria, and dust mites – all contributors to allergy symptoms. Reducing the relative humidity to below 55% will give you relief and help improve your health and well-being.
Controlling Home Humidity Levels
One way to manage the air quality is with a dehumidifier. It pulls the moisture from the air and then pumps it out of your home through a drain. When the humidity is highest, like in the middle of summer, another way to control it is by running your air conditioner. The AC helps remove moisture when the air runs through the system, cools, and circulates through your home. If your AC isn’t helping maintain a normal home humidity level, it could need maintenance to ensure it’s functioning the way it should.
If your allergies make you miserable and you think it could be your indoor air, don’t sit and suffer. Instead, contact the team at G+S Heating and Air to find out about how managing home humidity levels could be the key to helping you breathe easier.