The Problem with Dry Air

Adults take around 23,000 breaths everyday. Do you know if the quality of the air your family is breathing is good? As spring gets closer, it’s a great time to review your home’s indoor air quality. We still have a lot of cool days ahead of us and colder air absorbs less moisture. This dry air is not only uncomfortable, but it can impact your health and your house.

Low Humidity Heightens Your Chances of Getting Sick

That you attain a cold because of the colder weather 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 decreased, so they’re not doing their function of sifting out germs. This enhances your chances of getting sick with the flu, cold or a similar illness.

Dry Air Harms Your Skin

In the Saint Petersburg winter, you could notice your skin feels dry and itchy. Absence of humidity is the culprit. Lotion can help you treat the symptoms, but investing in a whole-home humidifier could fix 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 takes moisture from these items. You could even see cracks in the walls and floors.

Watching for Dry Air

Even though itchy skin and a continuous cold are signs that your indoor air is lacking moisture, there are some other symptoms to watch for as well:

  • A rise in in static electricity
  • Cracks in your home’s flooring
  • Openings in your home’s trim and molding
  • Peeling wallpaper

Any of these problems suggest that it’s likely time to review your indoor air quality. We can help! Call our indoor air professionals at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc. 

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