Although winter is great for skiing, snowball fights, and cozy nights by the fire, it may not be so great for your family’s health. Luckily, there are things you can do in your Bensalem, Pennsylvania, home to help to keep your family healthy this winter.

Use a Humidifier

The cold, dry air of winter can dry out your skin and encourage respiratory conditions. Since cold and flu viruses thrive in dry climates, adding moisture to the air can ward off sickness for your family. It will also make your home more comfortable, preventing that dry feeling in your nose and throat.

Change Your Air Filters Regularly

During the peak season, check your air filters monthly to make sure they are clean. Dirty air filters can blow dirt, dust, and bacteria into the air—especially when your heat is on constantly. Make sure to have your heating system serviced before the cold hits, and then check and change your air filters throughout the winter.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

Although your indoor air quality (IAQ) is important all year, it’s especially important in the winter when your family spends more time indoors. Poor IAQ can lead to headaches, nausea, and congestion, so bring in a professional to have your air quality tested. If your IAQ is poor, a certified technician make recommendations for improving the air in your home.

Fix Leaky Faucets

Mold can wreak havoc on your health by causing sore throats, stuffy noses, coughing, and sneezing. Mold is also a well-known asthma trigger. To prevent mold from growing in your home, fix leaks immediately and keep your bathrooms dry and clean.

Keeping a clean home is the first step to combatting illness this winter. Improving your indoor air quality and keeping up with simple maintenance tasks, such as changing air filters and fixing leaks, will also help. To make sure your home is ready for winter, call (215) 638-1800 to schedule an appointment with Custom Aire.