The Problem with Dry Air

Adults breathe nearly 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we get through winter and into the days of spring, it’s a great time to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of opportunities for cold weather and the cooler air contains 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 Odds of Getting Sick

Ending up with a cold doesn’t normally happen colder out. The risk of ending up with a cold might rise 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 removing bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and grow your chance of getting a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important, especially since it’s your largest organ. If you are feeling extra itchy, reduced of humidity might be the issue. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in huge volumes, consider getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the things in your house. This might 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 an everlasting cold there are a handful of ways to assess how much moisture is in your home, like:

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

Any of these things could mean it’s smart 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 as good as possible. Your health and home is a top priority. Reach out to our team at 812-825-8695 and chat with one of our indoor air professionals to help you find the perfect humidity level for your indoor space. 

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