The Problem with Dry Air

Adults breathe around 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 days of spring, it’s an ideal chance to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of opportunities for cold weather and the cooler air holds less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, 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. The risk of getting a cold may rise 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 essential job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and grow your chance of catching the flu or a cold.

Dry Air Impacts Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important, especially since it’s your largest organ. If you are feeling very itchy, reduced of humidity may be the culprit. Before you head out to begin buying lotion in large quantities, contemplate investing in a whole-home humidifier as a more long-term alternative.

Damages to Your Home

If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will work to pull moisture from the items in your indoor space. This might result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and produce cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and a neverending cold there are some other ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, including:

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

Any of these things 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 ensure those 23,000 breaths you take every day are as good as they can be. Your health and home are our top priority. Call us at 715-301-0256 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you strike the best balance of humidity and comfort in your home. 

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