The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

Adults breathe nearly 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we progress from colder weather and into the days of spring, it’s a great chance to look at your home’s indoor air quality. There are a lot of chances for colder days yet and the cooler air means less moisture. Dry air isn’t just uncomfortable, it can effect your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t typically happen colder out. The risk of ending up with a cold may grow because cold air is less humid than warm air. Lower humidity causes the mucus membranes in your sinus and nasal cavities to dry out. Those membranes are doing the essential job of filtering out bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and boost your chance of getting a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Impacts Your Skin

Our skin is our largest organ, so it makes sense that we should pay close attention to it. If you are feeling extra itchy, reduced of humidity may be the problem. Before you head out to begin purchasing lotion in bulk, contemplate getting 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 objects in your home. This may 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 a perpetual cold there are a handful of ways to check on the moisture levels in your house, including:

  • A boost in static electricity
  • Cracks in the floors
  • Breaks in trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

Any of these things could mean it’s smart to think about a humidifier and improve your indoor air quality.

We want to help be sure those 23,000 breaths you take every day are as good as they can be. Your health and home should be your top priority. Call us at 308-995-8177 and chat with one of our indoor air professionals to help you find the perfect humidity level for your indoor space. If it’s more convenient for you, we’ve made it easy to schedule an appointment with us online too.

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