3 Reasons To Use A Humidifier During Flu Season
Are you ready for the flu season? Maybe you already got a flu shot or have loaded up on home remedies just in case the bug strikes. But, do you have a humidifier handy or one installed in your home?
A humidifier is not only a great solution to solve the problem of dry air in a house, but it’s also quite effective during flu season for a variety of reasons.
Qualified HVAC professionals, like ours on staff at Summit Heating & Cooling in North Kansas City, MO, can walk you through your humidifier options and help you pick a solution best suited for your needs.
Here are three reasons why it doesn’t hurt to utilize a humidifier during flu season.
1. Helps Stop the Spread of the Virus
Medical studies have shown that the flu virus spreads quicker and more effectively in dry conditions. That’s exactly what you’ll have during the winter months when it’s cold outside and your home is warmed by a furnace.
However, with a portable or whole-house humidifier, you can raise the humidity level of your home, creating conditions that are far less hospitable to the flu virus. Even if the virus does make its way into your home, the humid climate will hopefully stop it dead in its tracks.
2. Find Comfort From Flu Symptoms
As you probably already know, the flu is no fun. Some of the telltale signs of the flu include:
- Sore throat
- Mucus buildup
- Trouble sleeping
The added moisture in the air helps provide relief for dry nasal, throat and lung passages while breaking up mucus blockages.
3. Get Some Much Needed Sleep
One of the best ways to combat the flu, whether you already have it or not, is getting restful sleep. That can be tough to do when the dry air in your home is causing a sore throat or maybe even the occasional bloody nose.
A humidifier will create a comfortable climate that helps accommodate deep, restful sleep so you can work on getting to, or staying at, full health.
Effectively Manage the Climate in Your Home With Trusted HVAC Professionals
The NATE-certified staff at Summit Heating & Cooling provides North Kansas City with HVAC inspections, repairs, maintenance and new installations. Our company is family-owned and -operated. We are also EPA-certified and specialize in air quality, air duct cleaning and water heaters.
If you need help addressing dry air in your home, contact our team today.