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 colder weather and into the start of spring, it’s an ideal chance to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a number of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air means less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can play a role in your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Odds of Getting Sick

Getting a cold doesn’t normally happen the time of year when colder weather hits. The risk of ending up with a cold might rise 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 critical job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and increase your chance of ending up with an illness, such as the cold or flu.

Dry Air Impacts Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling very itchy, the absence of humidity may be the culprit. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in huge volumes, contemplate adding a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the things in your house. This might cause damage to the wood around your home and produce cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Apart from itchy skin and a perpetual cold there are some other ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, such as:

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

Any of these things could mean it’s smart to think about 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 as good as possible. Your health and home should be your greatest priority. Reach out to our team at 828-283-0369 and speak with one of our indoor air experts to help you identify the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the right amount of moisture. 

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