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 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 plenty 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

Getting a cold doesn’t normally happen the time of year when colder weather hits. The possibility of ending up with a cold could increase because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity can wreak havoc on your sinus and naval cavities by causing it to become dry. Those membranes are doing the critical job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and increase your chance of catching 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 extra itchy, reduced of humidity could be the culprit. Before you start purchasing lotion in huge volumes, contemplate getting a whole-home humidifier as another solution.

Damages to Your Home

If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the objects in your home. This could result in the wood in your home becoming damaged 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 on the moisture levels in your house, like:

  • An increase in static electricity
  • Cracks in your floors
  • Gaps in trim and molding
  • Wallpaper that is coming down

Any of these problems could mean it’s time 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 top priority. Reach out to our team at 772-600-7151 and chat with one of our indoor air pros to help you find the perfect solutions for achieving home comfort and the right amount of moisture. We’ve made it even easier to achieve home comfort with our online scheduler, so getting that appointment scheduled is right at your fingertips.

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