Adults take about 23,000 breaths everyday. Are you sure if the quality of the air your family is breathing is good? As spring approaches, it’s a perfect occasion to assess your home’s indoor air quality. We have plenty cool days coming up and colder air holds 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 catch 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 issues. The mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses dry out when humidity is decreased, so they’re not doing their function of cleaning out germs. This heightens the chances of getting sick with the flu, cold or a similar illness.
Dry Air Harms Your Skin
In the Tomball winter, you might find your skin is dry and itchy. Shortage of humidity is the issue. Lotion can help you treat the symptoms, but putting an investment towards a whole-home humidifier could fix the actual culprit.
Damages to Your Home
The lower amounts of moisture in your home’s air can also affect the wood in your home—baseboards, floors, furniture—because the air pulls moisture from these items. You might even end up with cracks in the walls and floors.
Evaluating for Dry Air
Although itchy skin and a perpetual cold are signs that your indoor air is too dry, there are some other symptoms to look for as well:
- A rise in in static electricity
- Cracks in the flooring
- Gaps in your home’s trim and molding
- Loosening wallpaper
Any of these problems signify that it’s probably time to assess your indoor air quality. We’re happy to lend a hand! Call our indoor air professionals at Premium Air Services LLC.