As adults, the number of breathes we take is nearly 23,000 times a day. What is the quality of the air you’re breathing? As we move through winter and into the start of spring, it’s a great chance to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air contains less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can effect your health and your home.
Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick
Getting a cold doesn’t typically happen simply because it’s colder outside. Your chance of catching a cold may increase because cold air is less humid than warm air. The lack of humidity causes the mucus membranes in your sinus and nasal cavities to dry out. Those membranes are doing the important job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and grow your chance of ending up with an illness, such as the cold or flu.
Dry Air Affects Your Skin
Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling extra itchy, reduced of humidity might be the problem. Before you rush to the store to start busting out lotion in huge volumes, consider adding a whole-home humidifier as another solution.
Damages to Your Home
If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will try to pull moisture from the objects in your home. This might result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and make cracks in the walls and floors.
Checking for Dry Air
Apart from itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are some other ways to check for dry air in your home, like:
- An increase in static electricity
- Cracks in your floors
- Gaps in trim and molding
- Wallpaper that is coming down
Any of these issues 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 possible. Your health and home should be your highest priority. Call us at 772-247-2283 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you identify the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the right amount of moisture.