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 get through colder weather and into the days of spring, it’s a perfect time to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are a number of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air holds less moisture. Along with the impact dry air has on your home comfort, it can play a role in your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

Ending up with a cold doesn’t typically happen the time of year when colder weather hits. Your chance of getting a cold might rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. Less humidity can wreak havoc on your sinus and naval cavities by causing it to become dry. Those membranes are doing the essential job of removing bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and increase your chance of ending up with a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Damages Your Skin

Our skin is our largest organ, so it makes sense that we should pay close attention to it. If you are feeling extremely itchy, reduced of humidity may be the problem. Before you start busting out lotion in bulk, contemplate getting a whole-home humidifier instead.

Damages to Your Home

When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will attempt 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, like:

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

Any of these problems could mean it’s time to consider a humidifier and better your indoor air quality.

We want to help make sure those 23,000 breaths you take all day long are the best possible. Your health and home is a highest priority. You can contact us at 862-345-6896 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you find the perfect solutions for achieving home comfort and the appropriate amount of moisture. If it’s more convenient for you, we’ve made it easy to schedule an appointment with us online too.

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