The Problem with Dry Air

The average person breathes approximately 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we get 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 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 Likelihood of Getting Sick

Getting a cold doesn’t usually happen the time of year when colder weather hits. The possibility of getting a cold may 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 critical job of removing bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and increase your chance of getting an illness, such as the cold or flu.

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 start buying lotion in huge volumes, think about getting a whole-home humidifier as another solution.

Damages to Your Home

When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will try to pull moisture from the objects in your house. 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 some other ways to assess how much moisture is in your home, including:

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

Any of these things could mean it’s wise to look into a humidifier and improve 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 each day are as good as they can be. Your health and home are our top priority. You can contact us at 850-250-0335 and speak with one of our indoor air professionals to help you strike the perfect balance of humidity and comfort in your home. 

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