While we love the cozy feeling that comes with winter, the frosty weather has some definite downsides. When we're cuddled up at home (or bundled up at work) dry winter air is wreaking havoc on our skin and sinuses.
To help you avoid the winter woes that come with dry air, we've teamed up with Honeywell to keep you well and moisturized all season long. Plus, Honeywell is sending a humidifier to 500 lucky Influensters this cold season! Get ready to breathe a little easier!
The Downsides of Dry Air
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "the ideal levels of humidity for your living space will be between 25-40 percent in the winter." When the moisture levels in your home fall below this level, a host of problems can occur. Dry air has been known to cause:
- nose bleeds
- sinus infections
- other skin irritations
The Perks of Having a Humidifier
One way to clear out dry air and prevent skin and sinus irritation is to invest in a humidifier for your home. A humidifier works to replace the missing moisture in your home during dry months. Water mist emitted from the machine raises humidity levels in each room making it easier to breathe. Plus, studies have shown that keeping your home at 43 percent humidity or above can significantly reduce your chances of catching the flu from airborne viruses.
If you suffer from sinus infections or nose bleeds, humidifiers can also help to heal your nose faster. The moisture in the air lubricates the nostrils, making sure germs don't get stuck. Have a partner who snores? The moisture from a humidifier can also alleviate dry throats and lessen the intensity of snoring.
The Honeywell Cool Moisture Humidifier emits a soothing cool mist that can temporarily alleviate problems caused by dry air. This easy to clean humidifier is also east to fill up—simply remove the top and fill with water using a pitcher or, remove the entire pitcher and fill it directly from the tap. Other great features of this humidifier include:
- ultra quiet operation
- 36 hours of run time on the low setting
- optional demineralization cartridge included to help reduce white dust in hard water areas
- cool, visible mist
You can purchase the Honeywell Cool Moisture Humidifier at amazon.com.