Your indoor air is an invisible presence that’s with you all day whether you pay attention to it or not. With every breath, poor indoor air has the potential to refresh your body or create lingering and uncomfortable problems. Look for these common signs of issues with your indoor air, and take steps to stop them as soon as possible.
Dry Skin and Lips
Are you constantly battling dry, itchy skin and chapped lips? The problem could be with your indoor air. If the air is too dry, your skin will dry out as well. Many people shrug off these symptoms and simply slather on the lotion and lip balm. However, you may be able to eliminate these issues entirely by getting to the root of the issue with your indoor air. A humidifier will boost the moisture in your indoor air, providing long-term relief for these issues. A whole-house humidifier is the most comprehensive option.
Excessive Static Electricity
Static electricity is another common sign of dry air that people don’t always think about. If you’re getting little shocks on a regular basis, or your clothes and hair are always static-filled, addressing your indoor air may be the solution. This is another case where an indoor humidifier can give you noticeable relief.
Mold and Mildew Growth
You should always keep a keen eye out for mold and mildew. This may start as a small discoloration in the corner of the shower, or on the kitchen ceiling. Left unchecked, the growth can expand quickly, both in the visible parts of your home and in those invisible places above the ceiling or inside your walls.
Mold and mildew are a sign of high humidity levels, which is why they’re most common in the bathroom and kitchen. A dehumidifier will help you battle persistent humidity for cleaner and healthier air. Running an exhaust fan anytime there’s extra moisture in the air, such as during a shower or when you’re boiling water, is a smart idea as well.
If you suspect problems with your indoor air, contact Ambient Edge at 702-723-4704. We can help you get to the bottom of any problems and find a smart solution.
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