The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

The average person breathes approximately 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we progress from colder weather and into the start of spring, it’s a great chance to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of cool days on the horizon 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

Getting a cold doesn’t normally happen colder out. Your chance of ending up with a cold could increase because cold air is less humid than warm air. Less humidity causes the mucus membranes in your sinus and nasal cavities to dry out. Those membranes are doing the essential job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and boost your chance of ending up with 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 very itchy, the absence of humidity might be the problem. Before you head out to begin busting out lotion in large quantities, consider adding a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will work to pull moisture from the items in your indoor space. This may 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 a neverending cold there are some other ways to assess how much moisture is in your home, including:

  • A boost in static electricity
  • Cracks in the floors
  • Gaps in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

Any of these problems could mean it’s smart to think about 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 as good as possible. Your health and home should be your greatest priority. Reach out to our team at 337-335-0992 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you identify the ideal balance of humidity and comfort in your home. If it’s more convenient for you, we’ve made it easy to schedule an appointment with us online too.

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