The average person breathes approximately 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we move through the colder months and into the start of spring, it’s a perfect opportunity to look in to your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of opportunities for cold weather and the cooler air holds less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, 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 simply because it’s cold outside. The possibility of getting a cold may 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 critical job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they become dry they open up and grow your chance of ending up with a cold, the flu or another infection.
Dry Air Damages Your Skin
Taking care of your skin is important, especially since it’s your largest organ. If you are feeling extremely itchy, reduced of humidity may be the issue. Before you rush to the store to start purchasing lotion in bulk, think about investing in a whole-home humidifier as a more long-term alternative.
Damages to Your Home
When the air in the home doesn’t have enough moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the things in your indoor space. This might cause damage to the wood around your home and make cracks in the walls and floors.
Checking for Dry Air
Apart from itchy skin and an everlasting cold there are some other ways to check for dry air in your home, such as:
- A boost in static electricity
- Cracks in your flooring
- Slits in trim and molding
- Wallpaper that is coming down
Any of these issues could mean it’s wise 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 ensure those 23,000 breaths you take every day are as good as possible. Your health and home is a highest priority. Reach out to our team at 435-753-5515 and chat with one of our indoor air professionals to help you find the perfect solutions for achieving home comfort and the correct amount of moisture.