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 the colder months and into the start 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 contains less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, 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 simply because it’s colder outside. The risk of catching a cold may rise 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 increase your chance of ending up with a cold, the flu or another infection.
Dry Air Damages 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, lack of humidity may be the culprit. Before you start busting out lotion in large quantities, contemplate investing in a whole-home humidifier instead.
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 indoor space. This could mean the wood in your home could experience damage and make cracks in the walls and floors.
Checking for Dry Air
Other than itchy skin and a neverending cold there are a few ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, including:
- An increase in static electricity
- Cracks in your floors
- Breaks in trim and molding
- Peeling wallpaper
Any of these things could mean it’s wise to look into a humidifier and boost 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 the best possible. Your health and home is a greatest priority. You can contact us at 843-485-0967 and talk with one of our indoor air pros to help you strike the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the correct amount of moisture.