The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

Adults breathe around 23,000 times a day. What is the quality of the air you’re breathing? As we get through the colder months and into the days of spring, it’s a great 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. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, 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 colder out. The risk of getting a cold could rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. Less humidity can wreak havoc on your sinus and naval cavities by causing it to become dry. Those membranes are doing the important job of removing bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and boost your chance of getting the flu or a cold.

Dry Air Damages Your Skin

Your skin is your largest organ, take care of it. If you are feeling very itchy, reduced of humidity might be the culprit. Before you start purchasing lotion in huge volumes, consider getting a whole-home humidifier as a more long-term alternative.

Damages to Your Home

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

Checking for Dry Air

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

  • An uptick in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Breaks in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

Any of these problems could mean it’s time to look into a humidifier and better your indoor air quality.

We want to help be sure those 23,000 breaths you take all day long are as good as possible. Your health and home is a greatest priority. You can contact us at 714-464-3376 and talk with one of our indoor air pros to help you find the best balance of humidity and comfort in your home. 

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