The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

Adults breathe around 23,000 times a day. What is the quality of the air you’re breathing? As we progress from winter and into the days of spring, it’s an ideal time to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air holds less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can effect your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

Getting a cold doesn’t normally happen simply because it’s chilly outside. Your chance of ending up with a cold could increase 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 critical job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and increase your chance of catching a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Damages Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling extra itchy, lack of humidity could be the culprit. Before you start purchasing lotion in bulk, think about getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the objects in your home. This could cause damage to the wood around your home and create cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and a perpetual cold there are a handful of ways to check for dry air in your home, like:

  • An increase in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Gaps in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

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

We want to help make sure those 23,000 breaths you take every day are the best possible. Your health and home are our top priority. Call us at 772-600-7151 and chat with one of our indoor air pros to help you find the perfect balance of humidity and comfort in your home. If it’s more convenient for you, we’ve made it easy to arrange an appointment with us online too.

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