The Problem with Dry Air

Adults breathe approximately 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we get through the colder months and into the beginning of spring, it’s an ideal opportunity to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of opportunities for cold weather and the cooler air means less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can effect your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t normally happen simply because it’s chilly outside. The possibility of ending up with a cold might increase because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity dries out the mucus membranes that line the nasal and sinus cavities. Those membranes are doing the critical job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and boost your chance of getting a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Our skin is our largest organ, so it makes sense that we should pay close attention to it. If you are feeling extra itchy, lack of humidity could be the issue. Before you start busting out lotion in huge volumes, think about 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 indoor space. This might cause damage to the wood around your home and produce cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Aside from itchy skin and a perpetual cold there are some other ways to check for dry air in your home, such as:

  • A boost in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Gaps in trim and molding
  • Wallpaper that is coming down

Any of these things could mean it’s wise to look into a humidifier and better 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 they can be. Your health and home is a highest priority. Call us at 702-623-0579 and speak with one of our indoor air experts to help you strike the best balance of humidity and comfort in your home. 

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