The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

The average person breathes nearly 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we get through winter and into the beginning of spring, it’s a perfect opportunity to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are a number of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air holds less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can impact your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Odds of Getting Sick

Ending up with a cold doesn’t normally happen colder out. The possibility of getting a cold could grow 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 dry out they open up and increase your chance of ending up with the flu or a cold.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Our skin is our largest organ, so it makes sense that we should pay close attention to it. If you are feeling extra itchy, reduced of humidity may be the culprit. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in large quantities, consider investing in a whole-home humidifier as another solution.

Damages to Your Home

When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will work to pull moisture from the items 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

Apart from itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are a handful of ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, like:

  • A boost in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Breaks in trim and molding
  • Wallpaper that is coming down

Any of these problems could mean it’s wise to look into a humidifier and better your indoor air quality.

Our team wants to be sure those 23,000 breaths you take each day are as good as possible. Your health and home is a greatest priority. You can contact us at 972-669-9192 and chat with one of our indoor air pros to help you identify the best balance of humidity and comfort in your home. You can also use our online scheduler to arrange an appointment.

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