Adults take around 23,000 breaths everyday. Are you sure if the quality of the air you’re breathing is enough? As spring gets closer, it’s a great occasion to review your home’s indoor air quality. We still have a lot of cool days coming up and colder air retains a decreased amount of moisture. This dry air is not only uncomfortable, but it can impact your health and your residence.
Low Humidity Heightens Your Chances of Getting Sick
That you get a cold because of the colder weather outside is an old wives’ tale… but there is a little truth to it. As we noted, cold air is drier and dry air can cause you some health challenges. The mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses dry out when humidity is lower, so they’re not doing their job of filtering out germs. This increases your chances of getting an illness.
Dry Air Damages Your Skin
In the Eastland winter, you could find your skin feels dry and itchy. Lack of humidity is the culprit. Lotion can help to treat the symptoms, but investing in a whole-home humidifier could provide a remedy the actual issue.
Damages to Your Home
The lack of moisture in your home’s air can also impact the wood in your home—baseboards, floors, furniture—because the air pulls moisture from these items. You may even end up with cracks in the walls and floors.
Watching for Dry Air
Although itchy skin and a perpetual cold are signs that your indoor air is lacking moisture, there are some other symptoms to look for as well:
- A notable increase in static electricity
- Cracks in your flooring
- Gaps in your home’s trim and molding
- Loosening wallpaper
Any of these problems signify that it’s likely time to take a look at your indoor air quality. We are here to offer our expertise! Call our indoor air professionals at J & J Air Conditioning.