The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

The average person breathes approximately 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 an ideal chance to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are a number of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air means less moisture. Along with the impact dry air has on your home comfort, it can effect your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick

Ending up with a cold doesn’t usually happen simply because it’s cold outside. Your chance of catching a cold may rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. The lack of humidity causes the mucus membranes in your sinus and nasal cavities to dry out. Those membranes are doing the essential job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and increase your chance of ending up with a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Impacts Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling extra itchy, the absence of humidity might be the issue. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in bulk, contemplate getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

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 may cause damage to the wood around your home and create cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Aside from itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are some other ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, including:

  • An increase in static electricity
  • Cracks in the floors
  • Breaks in trim and molding
  • Wallpaper that is coming down

Any of these issues 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 each day are as good as possible. Your health and home are our top priority. You can contact us at 419-592-4756 and speak with one of our indoor air professionals to help you strike the perfect balance of humidity and comfort in your home. 

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