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 progress from the colder months and into the start of spring, it’s an ideal chance to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are a number of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air means less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can effect your health and your home.
Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick
Getting a cold doesn’t typically happen colder out. The possibility of ending up with a cold may rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity dries out the mucus membranes that line the nasal and sinus cavities. Those membranes are doing the essential job of removing bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and increase your chance of ending up with 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 very itchy, the absence of humidity might be the culprit. Before you start buying lotion in bulk, consider adding a whole-home humidifier instead.
Damages to Your Home
When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will try to pull moisture from the items in your home. This may mean the wood in your home could experience damage and create cracks in the walls and floors.
Checking for Dry Air
Other than itchy skin and a neverending cold there are some other ways to assess how much moisture is in your home, including:
- A boost in static electricity
- Cracks in your floors
- Slits in trim and molding
- Wallpaper that is coming down
Any of these things could mean it’s smart to look into a humidifier and boost 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 possible. Your health and home are our top priority. Call us at 724-401-1843 and talk with one of our indoor air pros to help you strike the best balance of humidity and comfort in your home.