The Problem with Dry Air

As adults, the number of breathes we take is around 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 beginning of spring, it’s a perfect opportunity to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air holds less moisture. Along with the impact dry air has on your home comfort, it can effect your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

Getting a cold doesn’t normally happen colder out. 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 boost your chance of getting 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, lack of humidity could be the problem. Before you rush to the store to start purchasing lotion in bulk, think about getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will try to pull moisture from the items in your indoor space. This might mean the wood in your home could experience damage and make cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Aside from itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are some other ways to assess how much moisture is in your home, such as:

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

Any of these problems could mean it’s time 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 are our top priority. You can contact 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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