- Prevent cold, dry outside air from paying you an unwelcome visit. Seal air leaks around doors, windows, attics or basement cracks. You can help lower heating bills 10% according to the EPA.
- Hydrate often. Keep your skin and mouth moist by drinking and moisturizing your skin.
- Use a good lotion for dry skin and keep your nasal passageways moist by using saltwater (saline) drops.
- Your sinus cavities are protected by paper thin and fragile mucous membranes. Mucus keeps them pliable. When dry, they crack allowing germs and sickness a direct channel into the bloodstream. That’s a real problem in winter, when cold bacteria and flu viruses linger longer in the dry air after someone coughs or sneezes or touches a doorknob. Mucus’ job is to wash viruses and other icky invaders found in your nose and sinus into a little opening at the back of your throat, your uvula. That’s where mucus from sinus cavities drains into your stomach allowing acids kill the germs. A whole home humidifier helps keep your sinus moist, prevent dry itchy skin, static shock and lowers utility bills up to 20 percent.
- Keep your air filters clean. Since your furnace is blowing dust and germs around, check your air filters monthly. Dirty air filter reduces air flow, stresses your furnace and increases utility bills.
Call PDM indoor air experts for free advice and free whole home humidifier and air cleaner estimate. Call 815-207-4111 today and feel better tomorrow.