The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

The average person breathes nearly 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we get through colder weather and into the start of spring, it’s a perfect chance to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air means less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can impact your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick

Getting a cold doesn’t usually happen the time of year when colder weather hits. The possibility of getting a cold might increase because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity can wreak havoc on your sinus and naval cavities by causing it to become dry. Those membranes are doing the critical job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and boost your chance of getting 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 extra itchy, the absence of humidity may be the problem. Before you head out to begin buying lotion in bulk, consider getting a whole-home humidifier as another solution.

Damages to Your Home

If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the things in your house. This might cause damage to the wood around your home and produce cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Other than itchy skin and a neverending cold there are a handful of ways to assess how much moisture is in your home, like:

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

Any of these problems could mean it’s time to consider a humidifier and boost 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 should be your greatest priority. Call us at 973-884-0065 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you identify the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the correct amount of moisture. 

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