During the winter months of the year in Peachtree City, GA, your home’s air may become too dry. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the ideal indoor humidity level ranges from 30% to 50%. When your home is too dry, you may develop uncomfortable symptoms, such as dry eyes, itchy skin, bloody nose, coughing, and breathing problems. Consider these ways installing a whole-home humidifier can provide you with relief from these frustrating symptoms.
Soothe Irritated Skin
Low indoor humidity causes your body’s largest organ, your skin, to dry out. The moisture loss can lead to intense itching and flaking. Scratching may cause tiny breaks in your skin, which could crack and bleed and put you at risk of an infection or wound. Using a whole-home humidifier maintains the ideal moisture level and soothes your irritated skin.
Relieve Dry Eyes and Nasal Passages
Your eyes and nasal passages make their own moisture, but if your home’s air is too dry, they can’t keep up with the moisture loss. If this happens, your eyes can get irritated. Your nasal passages may get inflamed and develop cracks, which could lead to bloody noses. Dry mucous membranes are also more prone to getting infected by bacteria and viruses circulating in your home’s air. Running a whole-home humidifier offers relief for dry eyes and nasal passages and lowers your risk of infection.
Reduce Coughing and Breathing Problems
According to the Cleveland Clinic, dry air wreaks havoc on your lungs. If you already have a breathing problem, such as asthma, the dry air can exacerbate it. Even if you don’t have a breathing disorder, dry air can irritate your lungs and cause coughing, sinus congestion, and a chronically runny nose. Using a whole-home humidifier reduces coughing and improves your lung health.
For more information about how installing a whole-home humidifier can relieve your dry eyes and skin, take a look at Jones Climate Control’s indoor air quality services, or contact us today.