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 move 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 cool days on the horizon and the cooler air means less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can play a role in 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. Your chance 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 important job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and increase your chance of ending up with a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Impacts 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, the absence of humidity may be the problem. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in huge volumes, contemplate adding a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the things in your house. This might result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and produce cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

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

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

Any of these things could mean it’s smart 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 each day are as good as possible. Your health and home are our greatest priority. Reach out to our team at 828-283-0369 and talk with one of our indoor air experts to help you identify the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the correct amount of moisture. 

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