It’s no secret that dry air health problems are on the rise. At Haven Home ClimateCare, we see many homeowners dealing with the negative effects of dry air. High levels of static during the dry season are also cause for concern due to increased risks of fire and electric shock.
A solution to this issue is an in-home humidifier, which adds moisture back into the atmosphere of your home. Specializing in climate care and air quality, we see many Ontario homes with problems related to dryness.
Here we’ll outline some of the most common dry air health problems facing Canadians today.
Respiratory Illness and Allergies
For Canadians facing symptoms associated with respiratory illnesses like bronchitis, asthma, and allergies, dry air is a nightmare. It negatively impacts the throat and lungs, causing intensified breathing problems, coughing, and dehydration.
Many of our clients complain of intensified cold and flu symptoms during the winter season. Dry air doesn’t create the bacteria which causes illness, but it can perpetuate symptoms, making it feel like you’ve had a sore throat and cough forever.
Dry air is one of the reasons respiratory illness becomes so prevalent during the dry winter season. The need for constant heaters in Ontario during the winter adds to the dryness. A humidifier counteracts these dry air health problems, leaving you breathing better year-round.
Uncomfortable Nasal Passages and Nosebleeds
Another common symptom of dry air in the home is nasal discomfort. It isn’t just your lungs that suffer from the harsh effects of dryness. As the inside of the nostrils and nasal cavities dry, they become sore and inflamed. Dry eyes can even be experienced with frequent exposure to dry air. Some people turn to the use of nasal sprays, eye drops and saline solutions to rehydrate, but a long-term solution is installing a humidifier.
Reports of dry air health problems such as nosebleeds are becoming commonplace in homes without climate control. This is a nuisance, especially when they occur during the night, interrupting sleep and causing a mess.
The Effect of Dry Air Health Problems on Skin and Hair
If you notice your hair and skin are becoming unnaturally dry, or you’re using more moisturizer and conditioner than usual – it could be due to a dry air problem. Overspending on skin and hair products could be reduced by investing in a humidifier. Split ends, follicle breakage, frizz, and other hair symptoms often accompany dry air.
Those who suffer from ongoing skin conditions such as eczema, may also notice symptoms worsen in the dry air.
Consider Calling an Air Quality Expert
At Haven Home ClimateCare, our team is experienced in all things air. If your home could benefit from a humidifier, we’re happy to help you install one to suit your needs. We also offer services in cooling, heating, air purification and more. To reduce the risk of skin, hair, nasal, and respiratory dry air health problems, speaking with an air quality expert can help.
For more information on humidifiers and air quality in your home, contact Haven Home ClimateCare.