The Problem with Dry Air

The average person breathes around 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we move through the colder months and into the beginning of spring, it’s a perfect time to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air holds less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can effect your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

Getting a cold doesn’t typically happen colder out. Your chance of catching a cold could rise 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 filtering out bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and grow your chance of getting the flu or a cold.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important, especially since it’s your largest organ. If you are feeling extremely itchy, reduced of humidity could be the problem. Before you start buying lotion in huge volumes, think about getting a whole-home humidifier as another solution.

Damages to Your Home

If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the things in your home. This could cause damage to the wood around your home and make cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Apart from itchy skin and a perpetual 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
  • Gaps in trim and molding
  • Wallpaper that is coming down

Any of these issues could mean it’s smart to consider a humidifier and improve 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 as good as they can be. Your health and home is a highest priority. Call us at 772-232-7649 and chat with one of our indoor air professionals to help you strike the best balance of humidity and comfort in your home. 

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