The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

As adults, the number of breathes we take is 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 days of spring, it’s an ideal chance to look at 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

Catching a cold doesn’t normally happen the time of year when colder weather hits. Your chance of catching a cold could increase 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 monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and grow your chance of getting the flu or a cold.

Dry Air Damages 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 problem. 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 things in your indoor space. This might cause damage to the wood around your home and produce cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and a neverending cold there are a few 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 problems could mean it’s wise to think about a humidifier and better 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 every day are as good as they can be. Your health and home should be your highest priority. You can contact us at 715-421-5555 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you strike the best humidity level for your indoor space. You can also use our online scheduler to arrange an appointment.

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