The average person breathes nearly 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we move through winter and into the days of spring, it’s a great time to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air contains less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can impact your health and your home.
Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick
Catching a cold doesn’t typically happen the time of year when colder weather hits. Your chance of ending up with a cold might rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. The lack of 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 grow your chance of getting an illness, such as the cold or flu.
Dry Air Impacts Your Skin
Taking care of your skin is important, especially since it’s your largest organ. If you are feeling very itchy, lack of humidity might be the culprit. Before you rush to the store to start busting out lotion in bulk, contemplate 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 home. This could cause damage to the wood around your home and create cracks in the walls and floors.
Checking for Dry Air
Apart from itchy skin and a neverending cold there are some other ways to check for dry air in your home, including:
- An uptick in static electricity
- Cracks in your floors
- Slits in trim and molding
- Peeling wallpaper
Any of these issues could mean it’s time to consider a humidifier and better 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 each day are as good as they can be. Your health and home should be your greatest priority. You can contact us at 561-287-7071 and speak with one of our indoor air pros to help you identify the best solutions for achieving home comfort and the correct amount of moisture.