The Problem with Dry Air

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 perfect time to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are a number of opportunities for cold weather and the cooler air contains less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can impact your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Odds of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t normally happen colder out. 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 monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and boost your chance of catching a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Taking care of your skin is important, especially since it’s your largest organ. If you are feeling extra itchy, lack of humidity may be the culprit. Before you start busting out lotion in huge volumes, consider investing in a whole-home humidifier as another solution.

Damages to Your Home

When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will work to pull moisture from the objects in your home. This may cause damage to the wood around your home and create cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

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

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

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

We want to help be sure those 23,000 breaths you take each day are the best possible. Your health and home should be your greatest priority. Reach out to our team at 601-292-9763 and talk with one of our indoor air experts to help you identify the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the right amount of moisture. 

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