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Feb 12 2023

Why Is The Air In Your Home So Dry?

Did you know if the air in your home is too dry it can affect both your physical health and damage your home? While some wear and tear to your home and certain illnesses are unavoidable, if there is something you can do to minimize this you’ll certainly want to do it. Especially when you consider the fact that 90% of our time is spent indoors and indoor air often has pollutants at concentrations 2 to 5 times higher than outdoors.  If you are wondering about too dry air in your home, pay attention to these details below on how to know for sure and what you can do about it. Once you’ve checked out the specifics, give us a call at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning to see how we can help improve your home’s air quality today!

How Do You Know If Your Air Is Too Dry?

Maybe your skin has been a bit dryer or your allergies have been flaring up but you’re not quite sure why. People may not always jump right to the conclusion that the air in their home is too dry but oftentimes that is exactly the case. According to the EPA, optimal indoor air humidity should be between 30-50%. Too high or too low and it is going to cause problems for your health and your home. Some indications you can look out for for too dry air are:

  • High static electricity
  • Dry skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Dry and irritated throat and nose
  • Dehydration
  • Nose bleeds
  • Damage to wood in the home
  • Flooring damage

What Can You Do For Too Dry Air Indoors?

If you have determined you have too dry air in your home you’ll want to look into some options to help remedy this issue before it causes serious damage to your home or health. 

  • Seals- One thing you can check is the seals in your home. Do you have old or possibly broken doors or windows? These types of issues could be letting in a lot of the cold dry winter air. If you can fix or repair these things it will create a better seal and help keep that extra dry air out of your home. 
  • Humidifiers– Once you’ve checked the seals in your home you can utilize a humidifier to fix the dry air in your home. Humidifiers work by adding moisture into the air. You can run a single humidifier if you have an issue with too dry air in just a specific room or two but if it’s more of a whole house problem, you should consider using a whole home humidifier.

Contact Professionals

At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning we use only the best brands, guaranteeing you have a humidifier that will work well and last. If you’re experiencing too dry air in your home, call us today to discuss your options and how we can help!



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