Did you know that if the air in your home is too dry, it can cause a myriad of health issues? Furthermore, having dry air often means that the air quality of your home is poor. To help you better identify whether or not your home’s air is too dry and if your air quality is poor, you should look for the following signs:
There is more static electricity.
If you notice that you are receiving more static shocks than usual, it could mean your air is too dry. Dry air allows static charges to build up on doorknobs and carpets easier, and if you learn that everyone in your home has been getting shocked every time they touch a doorknob, it’s time to add some humidity to the air.
A loved one is experiencing allergy symptoms.
If anyone in your home has a runny nose or is sneezing, it could be a sign of both dry and poor air quality. Extremely dry air often dries out nasal passages, making those who have allergies more sensitive to the things that cause allergic reactions (like dust or pet dander.) So, if you clean your home on a regular basis to keep your loved one’s allergy symptoms at bay, the reason he or she might still be blowing his or her nose and sneezing, could be because the air is too dry.
Your skin is dry, and so is everyone else’s.
If your extra dry skin organic moisturizer is not keeping your skin hydrated, and you notice that you have chapped lips more often than usual, you might have dry air. Dry air will absorb the moisture from your skin and lips faster, and if you notice that this is happening shortly after you take a shower or apply some body butter, it’s time to consider a humidifier.
As a company that services air conditioners, heaters, and performs furnace repairs in Camden County and other areas in South Jersey, it is important for us to help guarantee that our customers are both comfortable and healthy. To learn more about the benefits of using a humidifier, or to schedule an appointment to have one of our technicians come out and check the air quality of your home, please call us today!