As adults, the number of breathes we take is approximately 23,000 times a day. What is the quality of the air you’re breathing? As we progress from colder weather and into the days of spring, it’s a perfect opportunity to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air means less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can play a role in your health and your home.
Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick
Getting a cold doesn’t usually happen the time of year when colder weather hits. The risk of catching a cold could increase 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 monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and increase 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 extra itchy, lack of humidity may be the problem. Before you head out to begin buying lotion in large quantities, 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 try to pull moisture from the things in your indoor space. This may mean the wood in your home could experience damage and make cracks in the walls and floors.
Checking for Dry Air
Apart from itchy skin and a perpetual 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
- Slits in trim and molding
- Peeling wallpaper
Any of these things could mean it’s smart to think about 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 every day are the best possible. Your health and home are our greatest priority. You can contact us at 623-208-6444 and talk with one of our indoor air professionals to help you strike the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the appropriate amount of moisture.