The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

The average person breathes around 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we get through the colder months and into the beginning of spring, it’s a great time to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are a number of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air contains less moisture. Along with the impact dry air has on your home comfort, it can impact your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t normally happen colder out. The risk of getting a cold may grow because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity can wreak havoc on your sinus and naval cavities by causing it to become dry. Those membranes are doing the important job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and grow your chance of getting a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Impacts Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling extra itchy, lack of humidity might be the culprit. Before you head out to begin purchasing lotion in large quantities, think about adding a whole-home humidifier as a more long-term alternative.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will try to pull moisture from the items in your home. This may result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and create cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Apart from itchy skin and a neverending cold there are some other ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, like:

  • A boost in static electricity
  • Cracks in the floors
  • Gaps in trim and molding
  • Wallpaper that is coming down

Any of these issues could mean it’s smart to consider 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 all day long are as good as possible. Your health and home is a highest priority. Reach out to our team at 843-856-1433 and chat with one of our indoor air professionals to help you find the ideal balance of humidity and comfort in your home. If it’s more convenient for you, we’ve made it easy to schedule an appointment with us online too.

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