The Problem with Dry Air

The average person breathes around 23,000 times a day. What is the quality of the air you’re breathing? As we get through winter and into the beginning 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 Your Chances 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 rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. The lack of humidity causes the mucus membranes in your sinus and nasal cavities to dry out. Those membranes are doing the important job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and boost your chance of catching an illness, such as the cold or flu.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling extremely itchy, lack of humidity might be the problem. Before you start purchasing lotion in bulk, think about investing in 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 things 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 a perpetual cold there are a few ways to check for dry air in your home, like:

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

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 make sure those 23,000 breaths you take every day are as good as possible. Your health and home should be your greatest priority. Reach out to our team at 308-624-3485 and chat with one of our indoor air pros to help you identify the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the appropriate amount of moisture. 

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