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Dry Air: It’s Toll on You & Your Home, & How to Fix It

Do you regularly shock others after walking across your rugs or carpets? Do any members of your family experience consistent nosebleeds or asthma attacks? Dry air can go relatively unnoticed for a long time or it can become a huge inconvenience in your daily life. Regardless of the severity, know that there is something you can do to improve the situation.

Signs of Low Moisture in the Air

  • Cracked or split wood – Air that is too dry can decrease the value and appearance of wooden furniture and floors.

  • Frequent colds, allergies or asthma – Not only can dry air provide a good environment for viruses and bacteria, but it can also irritate your nasal passages, making the experience miserable.

  • Damaged Electronics – It is dangerous to handle electronics with built-up charges from static electricity. It can also have an adverse effect on their function

  • Dying House Plants – Unless you’re raising cacti, your plants will struggle in very dry air.

It is essential to have the right percentage of humidity in your home. Too much moisture is uncomfortable and bad for the interior of your home, but dry air can be equally as detrimental. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be dealing with a low humidity level:

What is Causing This?

Pennsylvania can throw some very rough winters our way and cold air holds less moisture than warm air. Once inside, we often get the urge to crank up the heat or sit in front of a large fire. However, doing so can suck out the little remaining moisture in the air, leaving you with dry air and even drier skin.

Don’t Sacrifice Warmth

There are options to protect against dry air that don’t involve freezing during the winter. Quality Degree, Inc. offers:

  • Humidifiers – We have a couple of different types to suit your needs. We can examine your home and find the best fit for you.

  • Repairs – If dry air is seeping into your home through air ducts, we can put a stop to it.

  • Sealing – Did you know that unsealed attics is a common source of leaked dry air? We can examine your attic and tell you if sealing the area is the right move.

It is possible to have the ideal atmosphere for your home without spending too much. We’re committed to helping our customers find out the best steps to achieve it.

Want to learn more about treating dry air? Visit our indoor air quality page or give our friendly office staff a call at (610) 600-1108.