As adults, the number of breathes we take is around 23,000 times a day. Have you stopped to think about the quality of air in your home? As we get through colder weather and into the start of spring, it’s a great 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 contains less moisture. While drier air may decrease your comfort levels, it can effect your health and your home.
Low Humidity Increases the Odds of Getting Sick
Catching a cold doesn’t normally happen colder out. The risk of ending up with a cold might rise because cold air is less humid than warm air. Less humidity dries out the mucus membranes that line the nasal and sinus cavities. Those membranes are doing the essential job of monitoring for bacteria and debris and when they get drier they open up and boost your chance of catching 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 very itchy, the absence of humidity might be the problem. Before you start purchasing lotion in huge volumes, contemplate adding a whole-home humidifier instead.
Damages to Your Home
If your air lacks moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the objects in your indoor space. This could cause damage to the wood around your home and create cracks in the walls and floors.
Checking for Dry Air
Other than itchy skin and a perpetual cold there are a handful of ways to assess how much moisture is 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 problems could mean it’s time 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 be sure those 23,000 breaths you take each day are as good as possible. Your health and home is a greatest priority. You can contact us at 402-509-5940 and talk with one of our indoor air professionals to help you strike the perfect solutions for achieving home comfort and the correct amount of moisture.