The Problem with Dry Air

April 19, 2016

Adults take approximately 23,000 breaths each day. Do you know if the quality of the air you’re breathing is good? As spring approaches, it’s an ideal situation to assess your home’s indoor air quality. We will still have cool days coming up and colder air retains a lower amount of moisture. This dry air is not only uncomfortable, but it can impact your health and your residence.

Low Humidity Ups Your Chances of Getting Sick

That you catch 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’re not doing their job of filtering out germs. This enhances your chances of getting an illness.

Dry Air Harms Your Skin

In the Ronkonkoma winter, you might see that your skin feels dry and itchy. Shortage of humidity is the problem. Lotion can be a solution to treat the symptoms, but putting an investment towards a whole-home humidifier could provide a remedy the actual problem.

Damages to Your Home

The lack of moisture in your home’s air can also impact the wood throughout your home—baseboards, floors, furniture—because the air takes moisture from these items. You could even see cracks in the walls and floors.

Checking for Dry Air

While itchy skin and a never-ending cold are signs that your indoor air is lacking moisture, there are a few other symptoms to keep an eye out for as well:

  • A rise in in static electricity
  • Cracks in your home’s flooring
  • Spaces in the molding and trim
  • Loosening wallpaper

Each of these issues signify that it’s likely time to assess your indoor air quality. We can lend a hand! Call our indoor air professionals at Cool Power LLC .