The average person breathes around 23,000 times a day. Are you aware of the air you are breathing in? As we progress from winter and into the days of spring, it’s a great opportunity to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of chances for colder days yet 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 the Likelihood of Getting Sick
Catching a cold doesn’t typically happen colder out. Your chance of getting a cold could increase 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 dry out they open up and grow your chance of getting a cold, the flu or another infection.
Dry Air Impacts 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 could be the problem. Before you start buying lotion in large quantities, consider investing in a whole-home humidifier as a more long-term alternative.
Damages to Your Home
If your air lacks moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the items in your house. 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 handful of ways to check for dry air in your home, like:
- An increase in static electricity
- Cracks in your floors
- Gaps in trim and molding
- Wallpaper that is coming down
Any of these things could mean it’s smart to look into a humidifier and improve your indoor air quality.
We want to help make sure those 23,000 breaths you take each day are as good as possible. Your health and home should be your greatest priority. Reach out to our team at 877-389-2465 and chat with one of our indoor air pros to help you find the ideal solutions for achieving home comfort and the correct amount of moisture.