The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

Adults take around 23,000 breaths a day. Do you know if the quality of the air you’re breathing is enough? As spring approaches, it’s an ideal occasion to review your home’s indoor air quality. We still have a lot of cool days coming up and colder air absorbs a decreased amount of moisture. This dry air is not only uncomfortable, but it can impact your health and your residence.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

That you attain a cold because it’s cold outside is an old wives’ tale… but there is some truth to it. As we said, cold air is drier and dry air can result in some health problems. The mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses dry out when humidity is low, so they are unable to do their job of filtering out germs. This heightens the possibility of your family getting an illness.

Dry Air Harms Your Skin

In the Litchfield Park winter, you may notice your skin seems dry and itchy. Absence of humidity is the issue. Lotion can help to treat the symptoms, but an investment in a whole-home humidifier could fix the actual issue.

Damages to Your Home

The lower amounts of moisture in your home’s air can also affect the wood around your home—baseboards, floors, furniture—because the air pulls moisture from these items. You could even end up with cracks in the walls and floors.

Watching for Dry Air

While itchy skin and a perpetual cold are signs that your indoor air is lacking moisture, there are some other symptoms to look for as well:

  • A rise in in static electricity
  • Cracks in your home’s flooring
  • Openings in your home’s trim and molding
  • Cracking wallpaper

Any of these problems indicate that it’s probably time to review your indoor air quality. We’re happy to lend a hand! Call our indoor air professionals at Cooler Tymes LLC. You can call us at 623-208-6444, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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