The Problem with Dry Air

The average person breathes 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 start of spring, it’s an ideal opportunity 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. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can impact your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Odds of Getting Sick

Ending up with a cold doesn’t typically happen the time of year when colder weather hits. The risk of ending up with a cold could increase because cold air is less humid than warm air. The lack of 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 dry out they open up and increase your chance of getting an illness, such as the cold or flu.

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 extremely itchy, reduced of humidity might be the culprit. Before you head out to begin purchasing lotion in bulk, consider getting a whole-home humidifier as a more long-term alternative.

Damages to Your Home

If your air lacks moisture it will work to pull moisture from the items in your indoor space. This may cause damage to the wood around your home and make cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Aside from itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are a few ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, like:

  • A boost in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Gaps in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

Any of these issues could mean it’s time to consider 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 each day are as good as possible. Your health and home are our greatest priority. Reach out to our team at 308-624-3485 and chat with one of our indoor air professionals to help you identify the perfect solutions for achieving home comfort and the appropriate amount of moisture. 

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