Don’t Let Dry Air Ruin Your Holidays This Year!
With our desert climate, Coachella Valley residents are no strangers to dry heat. What they may never “get used to” is the barrels of smoke that in prior months have arrived from wildfires in surrounding areas. In the past months you’ve probably heard a lot about the effects of that kind of air pollution and how you can handle it in your home.
You’ve probably also noticed that the air outside your home isn’t so awful today, according to the Air Quality Index. Residents of the Coachella Valley could be dealing with any of these issues or several of them combined now and in the upcoming months.
How Dry Air Hurts Your Health
If you’re in the infant section of Target you’ll notice pastel or animal character humidifiers. But what’s the association between tiny people with fragile health and moisture? To put it simply, the amount of moisture in the air affects human health.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, ideal indoor air quality (IAQ) requires a humidity level between 30% and 60%. Those numbers may seem insane to you because our average humidity level is under 5%, but if the inside of your home has humidity below 30%, that dry air starts to suck the moisture out of your skin and cause a myriad of annoying health problems.
Insufficient indoor humidity is linked to:
- Skin Rashes
- Sinus Infections
- Aggravated Allergies
- Frequent Colds & Flu
- Chapped Lips
Your pets are also extremely susceptible to the harmful effects of dry air.
They can experience dry skin, rashes, respiratory problems, increased dander production and even worsened dog breath and dental health. If your pet already has complications like feline or equine asthma, you’ll immediately notice a difference in that pet’s health and activity levels.
How Dry Air Hurts Your Home
Insufficient humidity isn’t just linked to health problems; it can also impact your surroundings. In addition to uncomfortable, dry conditions, humidity below 30% can also cause:
- Frequent Static Shocks
- Warped Wood Floors
- Cracks In Wood Furniture
- Damage to Musical Instruments
Our Solution – Be More Comfortable with a Humidifier
As the name suggests, a whole home humidifier will eliminate dry air and increase your home’s indoor humidity to a healthy level. Installed directly in your HVAC system, your humidifier will create a fine mist that moistens your home’s air and mitigates the negative effects of our dry desert climate. A whole house humidifier alleviates the symptoms of excessively dry air and provides a more comfortable living environment at a lower temperature.
If you’re worried about your home’s humidity levels or experiencing other indoor air quality problems, call Hyde’s at (760) 360-2202. We are not only your trusted local Indio area HVAC company – but we’re top rated when it comes to Indoor Air Quality.