The Problem with Dry Air

April 19, 2016

Adults breathe nearly 23,000 times a day. What is the quality of the air you’re breathing? As we progress from the colder months and into the days of spring, it’s an ideal opportunity to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air means 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

Catching a cold doesn’t normally happen the time of year when colder weather hits. The possibility of ending up with a cold could rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. The lack of 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 become dry they open up and increase your chance of getting an illness, such as the cold or flu.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Our skin is our largest organ, so it makes sense that we should pay close attention to it. If you are feeling very itchy, reduced of humidity could be the culprit. Before you head out to begin purchasing lotion in huge volumes, contemplate investing in a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will try to pull moisture from the objects in your house. This could result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and make cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are a handful of ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, such as:

  • An increase in static electricity
  • Cracks in your floors
  • Breaks in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

Any of these things could mean it’s smart to look into a humidifier and boost your indoor air quality.

You’ve come to the right place for help, our experts will help you make sure those 23,000 breaths you take all day long are the best possible. Your health and home is a highest priority. Reach out to our team at 772-600-7151 and chat with one of our indoor air professionals to help you strike the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the right amount of moisture.