The Problem with Dry Air

Air Quality

Adults take approximately 23,000 breaths everyday. Are you sure if the quality of the air you’re breathing is decent? As spring arrives, it’s a perfect situation to review your home’s indoor air quality. We still have a lot of cool days in the future and colder air holds a lower amount of moisture. This dry air is not only uncomfortable, but it can impact your health and your residence.

Low Humidity Increases Your Chances of Getting Sick

That you catch a cold because of the colder weather outside is an old wives’ tale… but there is a little truth to it. As we said, cold air is drier and dry air can result in some health challenges. The mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses dry out when humidity is low, so they can’t do their task of sifting out germs. This increases the chances of coming down with a cold, the flu or another infection.

Dry Air Harms Your Skin

In the Groves winter, you could see that your skin seems dry and itchy. Absence of humidity is the problem. Lotion can be a solution to treat the symptoms, but putting an investment towards a whole-home humidifier could fix the actual problem.

Damages to Your Home

The lower humidity in your home’s air can also damage the wood around your home—baseboards, floors, furniture—because the air will pull moisture from these items. You could even notice cracks in the walls and floors.

Watching for Dry Air

While itchy skin and a perpetual cold are signs that your indoor air is too dry, there are additional symptoms to keep an eye out for as well:

  • An increase in static electricity
  • Cracks in the flooring
  • Gaps in the molding and trim
  • Cracking wallpaper

All of these concerns signify that it’s possibly time to take a look at your indoor air quality. We can help! Call our indoor air professionals at Air Solutions, Inc. You can reach us at 409-962-2476, or arrange an appointment with us online.

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