The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

As adults, the number of breathes we take is approximately 23,000 times a day. What is the quality of the air you’re breathing? As we get through the colder months and into the start of spring, it’s a great time to reevaluate your home’s indoor air quality. There are plenty of cool days on the horizon and the cooler air means less moisture. Along with the impact dry air has on your home comfort, it can effect your health and your home.

Low Humidity Increases the Likelihood of Getting Sick

Catching a cold doesn’t usually happen colder out. The possibility of catching a cold might 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 filtering out bacteria and debris and when they dry out they open up and boost your chance of catching a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Affects Your Skin

Our skin is our largest organ, so it makes sense that we should pay close attention to it. If you are feeling very itchy, reduced of humidity might be the problem. Before you start busting out lotion in large quantities, think about investing in a whole-home humidifier as a more long-term alternative.

Damages to Your Home

If your indoor air doesn’t have an adequate amount of moisture it will attempt to pull moisture from the objects in your home. This could cause damage to the wood around your home and create cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

Aside from itchy skin and a perpetual cold there are some other ways to assess how much moisture is in your home, including:

  • An uptick in static electricity
  • Cracks in your flooring
  • Breaks in trim and molding
  • Wallpaper that is coming down

Any of these problems could mean it’s time to look into a humidifier and improve your indoor air quality.

You’ve come to the right place for help, our experts will help you make sure those 23,000 breaths you take each day are as good as possible. Your health and home are our highest priority. You can contact us at 417-319-1779 and speak with one of our indoor air experts to help you strike the best solutions for achieving home comfort and the appropriate amount of moisture. 

Back To Blog