As adults, the number of breathes we take is around 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we move through the colder months and into the days of spring, it’s a perfect time to reevaluate 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 impact your health and your home.
Low Humidity Increases Your Chances 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 an illness, such as the cold or flu.
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 may be the issue. Before you start buying lotion in huge volumes, think about investing in a whole-home humidifier as another solution.
Damages to Your Home
When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will try to pull moisture from the things in your home. This might result in the wood in your home becoming damaged and make 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 assess how much moisture is in your home, like:
- An uptick in static electricity
- Cracks in your floors
- Gaps in trim and molding
- Peeling wallpaper
Any of these things could mean it’s time to think about a humidifier and boost 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 as good as possible. Your health and home is a highest priority. Reach out to our team at 812-825-8695 and chat with one of our indoor air professionals to help you find the ideal balance of humidity and comfort in your home.