The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

The average person breathes approximately 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we progress from the colder months and into the start of spring, it’s a great time to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air holds less moisture. Along with the impact dry air has on your home comfort, it can play a role in your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t typically happen colder out. Your chance of catching a cold could grow because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity causes the mucus membranes in your sinus and nasal cavities to dry out. Those membranes are doing the important job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and boost your chance of catching the flu or a cold.

Dry Air Impacts Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important, especially since it’s your largest organ. If you are feeling very itchy, the absence of humidity could be the culprit. Before you start purchasing lotion in huge volumes, consider getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will try to pull moisture from the objects in your home. This could result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and produce cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and a perpetual cold there are a handful of ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, such as:

  • An uptick in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Breaks in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

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

We want to help make sure those 23,000 breaths you take all day long are as good as possible. Your health and home is a greatest priority. You can contact us at 928-432-6018 and chat with one of our indoor air pros to help you strike the best humidity level for your indoor space. If it’s more convenient for you, we’ve made it easy to arrange an appointment with us online too.

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