The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

Adults breathe nearly 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we progress from colder weather and into the days of spring, it’s a great time to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air contains less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can impact your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t usually happen colder out. The risk of getting a cold might rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. Less humidity causes the mucus membranes in your sinus and nasal cavities to dry out. Those membranes are doing the essential job of removing bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and boost your chance of catching the flu or a cold.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling extremely itchy, the absence of humidity could be the issue. Before you rush to the store to start purchasing lotion in huge volumes, think about getting 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 attempt to pull moisture from the things in your indoor space. This could result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and create cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are a few ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, such as:

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

Any of these issues could mean it’s smart to look into a humidifier and boost your indoor air quality.

Our team wants to make sure those 23,000 breaths you take all day long are the best possible. Your health and home are our highest priority. Call us at 772-335-3232 and talk with one of our indoor air professionals to help you find the best solutions for achieving home comfort and the right amount of moisture. You can also use our online scheduler to book an appointment.

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