The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

As adults, the number of breathes we take is nearly 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we progress from colder weather and into the start of spring, it’s a perfect opportunity to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air contains 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 Odds of Getting Sick

Getting a cold doesn’t usually happen simply because it’s chilly outside. The possibility of ending up with a cold might grow because cold air is less humid than warm air. Less humidity can wreak havoc on your sinus and naval cavities by causing it to become dry. Those membranes are doing the important job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and increase your chance of catching an illness, such as the cold or flu.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling extremely itchy, reduced of humidity could be the culprit. Before you rush to the store to start purchasing lotion in bulk, consider getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the things in your indoor space. This might mean the wood in your home could experience damage 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 assess how much moisture is in your home, like:

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

Any of these things 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 as good as possible. Your health and home should be your top priority. Call us at 336-853-6070 and chat with one of our indoor air experts to help you identify the ideal humidity level for your indoor space. 

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