The Problem with Dry Air

Adults breathe nearly 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we get through the colder months and into the beginning of spring, it’s a great time to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air holds less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can impact your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

Ending up with a cold doesn’t typically happen simply because it’s cold outside. Your chance of catching 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 essential job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and grow your chance of getting the flu or a cold.

Dry Air Damages Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling very itchy, reduced of humidity might be the issue. Before you start busting out lotion in huge volumes, contemplate getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will try to pull moisture from the items in your indoor space. This could result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and make cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Aside from itchy skin and a neverending cold there are a few ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, such as:

  • An uptick in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Slits in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

Any of these issues could mean it’s wise to look into a humidifier and improve 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 every day are the best possible. Your health and home should be your greatest priority. Call us at 408-215-1018 and talk with one of our indoor air professionals to help you identify the best solutions for achieving home comfort and the appropriate amount of moisture. 

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