The Problem with Dry Air

The average person breathes around 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we progress from winter and into the days of spring, it’s a great chance to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a number of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air means less moisture. Along with the impact dry air has on your home comfort, it can effect your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t usually happen simply because it’s chilly outside. The risk of getting a cold could grow 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 critical job of removing bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and increase your chance of ending up with 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 extremely itchy, reduced of humidity might be the culprit. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in bulk, think about adding a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will work to pull moisture from the objects in your house. This could result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and produce cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Aside from itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are a handful of ways to check for dry air in your home, such as:

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

Any of these things could mean it’s wise to consider a humidifier and improve 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 all day long are the best possible. Your health and home is a highest priority. Reach out to our team at 912-208-2470 and talk with one of our indoor air professionals to help you strike the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the appropriate amount of moisture. 

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