With the end of summer each year comes a continuous battle to stay healthy until springtime rolls around. This winter, take some precautions before the onslaught of cold and flu germs. Here’s how to ensure you and your family spend more time enjoying one another’s company and less time sniffling and sneezing.
Soap Is Your Friend
Sure, we’ve all been raised and trained to wash our hands. But how well and how often are you washing yours? Throughout the day we come into contact with various items–public door handles, our phones and computers–that are riddled with bacteria and viruses. You’re handling nasty and unwanted germs far more often than you might think. Make sure you lather your hands for a good 20 seconds before rinsing to thoroughly kill anything that could make you sick.
Change Your Home’s Air Filters
The onset of colder weather means you’ll be spending more time indoors. When you’re bundled up at home for the weekend, the last thing you need is dirty air circulating your home and exacerbating any existing respiratory illnesses that could be going around amongst friends and coworkers. During winter months, change your air filters at least once every 30 days to ensure you and your family are enjoying clean, healthy air.
Sanitize Your House
Once everyone recovers from being ill, it’s time to do some major disinfecting in your house, including door handles, TV remotes, computers and other communal areas. Walk through each room and either wipe or spray everything that’s regularly touched. Pay attention to faucets, toilets and bed linens, which are often overlooked when it comes to post-illness cleaning. Also disinfect your toothbrushes with hydrogen peroxide to avoid having them constantly replaced.
Reduce Your Stress and Socialize
Studies have shown socializing lowers stress levels. When your immune system needs a boost, the best way to give it that extra strength is by lowering your stress. This doesn’t mean you can skip work or take extended naps every day, but experts suggest spending more time with friends will help keep you happy and healthy.
Don’t let winter be the boss this year. Fight back with some simple preventative measures and hopefully you’ll see fewer colds this season!
Call Complete Air Mechanical Today
Indoor air quality issues and dirty air filters can also be a major source of seasonal illnesses. Contact Complete Air Mechanical today to find out how our team of experienced and friendly technicians can help serve any and all of your HVAC needs.