The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

The average person breathes approximately 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? 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 a lot of cool days on the horizon 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 Likelihood of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t usually happen the time of year when colder weather hits. The possibility of catching a cold may rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. Less humidity dries out the mucus membranes that line the nasal and sinus cavities. Those membranes are doing the important job of removing bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and boost your chance of catching a cold, the flu or another infection.

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 extremely itchy, the absence of humidity could be the problem. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in huge volumes, consider getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the objects in your house. This could cause damage to the wood around your home and make cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are some other ways to assess how much moisture is in your home, including:

  • An uptick in static electricity
  • Cracks in the floors
  • 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.

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 highest priority. Call us at 850-682-5509 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you strike the perfect balance of humidity and comfort in your home. 

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