The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

As adults, the number of breathes we take is nearly 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we get through colder weather and into the days of spring, it’s a great opportunity to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of opportunities for cold weather and the cooler air means less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can play a role in your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t normally happen colder out. The possibility of ending up with a cold might grow because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity can wreak havoc on your sinus and naval cavities by causing it to become dry. Those membranes are doing the critical job of removing bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and increase your chance of ending up with an illness, such as the cold or flu.

Dry Air Damages Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling extremely itchy, lack of humidity may be the issue. Before you start buying lotion in huge volumes, consider getting a whole-home humidifier as another solution.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will try to pull moisture from the things in your house. This might mean the wood in your home could experience damage and make cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are a few ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, like:

  • An increase in static electricity
  • Cracks in your floors
  • Slits in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

Any of these problems could mean it’s smart to think about a humidifier and better your indoor air quality.

You’ve come to the right place for help, our experts will help you be sure those 23,000 breaths you take all day long are the best possible. Your health and home should be your top priority. You can contact us at 561-270-6228 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you find the best humidity level for your indoor space. 

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