Adults take approximately 23,000 breaths each day. Are you sure if the quality of the air you are breathing is good? As spring gets closer, it’s a great situation to evaluate your home’s indoor air quality. We still have a lot of cool days coming up and colder air holds a decreased amount of moisture. This dry air is not only uncomfortable, but it can take a toll on your health and your residence.
Low Humidity Ups Your Chances of Getting Sick
That you attain a cold because cool temps outside is an old wives’ tale… but there is some truth to it. As we said, cold air is drier and dry air can cause you some health issues. The mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses dry out when humidity is low, so they can’t do their function of filtering out germs. This enhances your chances of getting an illness.
Dry Air Damages Your Skin
In the Muldrow winter, you might see that your skin feels dry and itchy. Lack of humidity is the culprit. Lotion can help to treat the symptoms, but putting an investment towards a whole-home humidifier could provide a remedy the actual culprit.
Damages to Your Home
The lower amounts of moisture in your home’s air can also affect the wood throughout your home—baseboards, floors, furniture—because the air will pull moisture from these items. You could even see cracks in the walls and floors.
Evaluating for Dry Air
Even though itchy skin and a never-ending cold are indications that your indoor air may be dry, there are some other symptoms to keep an eye out for as well:
- An increase in static electricity
- Cracks in your home’s flooring
- Gaps in the molding and trim
- Cracking wallpaper
Any of these problems signify that it’s possibly time to take a look at your indoor air quality. We’re happy to offer our expertise! Reach out to our indoor air professionals at Air Service Co..