Adults take approximately 23,000 breaths a day. Are you sure if the quality of the air you are breathing is good? As spring approaches, it’s an ideal occasion to evaluate your home’s indoor air quality. We will still have cool days ahead of us and colder air retains a lower amount of moisture. This dry air is not only uncomfortable, but it can take a toll on your health and your home.
Low Humidity Heightens Your Chances of Getting Sick
That you get a cold because cool temps outside is an old wives’ tale… but there is a little truth to it. As we said, cold air is drier and dry air can result in some health problems. The mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses dry out when humidity is lower, so they can’t do their task of filtering out germs. This enhances the possibility of your family getting sick with the flu, cold or a similar illness.
Dry Air Harms Your Skin
In the Boynton Beach winter, you might notice your skin seems dry and itchy. Lack of humidity is the culprit. Lotion can help you treat the symptoms, but an investment in a whole-home humidifier could solve the actual culprit.
Damages to Your Home
The lower amounts of moisture in your home’s air can also damage the wood in your home—baseboards, floors, furniture—because the air takes moisture from these items. You could even end up with cracks in the walls and floors.
Checking for Dry Air
Even though itchy skin and a continuous cold are tips that your indoor air may be dry, there are a few other symptoms to look for as well:
- A notable increase in static electricity
- Cracks in your flooring
- Openings in your home’s trim and molding
- Cracking wallpaper
All of these concerns signify that it’s possibly time to assess your indoor air quality. We are here to lend a hand! Reach out to our indoor air professionals at A2Z Air Inc.