The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

As adults, the number of breathes we take is around 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we progress from winter and into the beginning of spring, it’s an ideal chance to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air means less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can impact your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Odds of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t typically happen simply because it’s cold outside. The risk of ending up with a cold could grow because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity dries out the mucus membranes that line the nasal and sinus cavities. Those membranes are doing the essential job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and grow your chance of catching an illness, such as the cold or flu.

Dry Air Damages Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important, especially since it’s your largest organ. If you are feeling extremely itchy, lack of humidity might be the problem. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in huge volumes, think about getting a whole-home humidifier as another solution.

Damages to Your Home

When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will try to pull moisture from the things in your house. 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 a perpetual cold there are a few ways to check for dry air in your home, including:

  • A boost in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Slits in trim and molding
  • Wallpaper that is coming down

Any of these issues could mean it’s wise to look into 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 as good as possible. Your health and home should be your greatest priority. You can contact us at 972-695-2264 and talk with one of our indoor air experts to help you identify the perfect solutions for achieving home comfort and the appropriate amount of moisture. 

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