Protect your house from rising damp and reduce the moisture content in the air around your home. Exposure to mould can irritate skin and cause problems breathing. Using dehumidifiers can prevent further build-up of mould and mildew, but it’s important to keep the house well ventilated too. If your house is prone to flooding then having a dehumidifier on hand to extract water, is a must.
The bathroom can sometimes be the cause of mould in the house, so make sure you upgrade your bathroom extractor fan for the best results. There will be no more running from the bathroom to the bedroom in the cold, especially when you have a towel radiator to keep your towels cosy and warm. Nothing beats seeing a roaring fire and comfortable armchair after a hard day’s work, so if you don’t have an open fireplace or stove, recreate one with an electric fire. Those who have a coal or wood burning fireplace needn’t keep the kids away from the fire when you have a fireguard.
If you suffer with coughs and colds or winter viruses, a humidifier is a great way to retain the moisture in the air and help you and the kids sleep soundly. With the addition of menthol oils, humidifiers can be used to create breathable vapour. For more serious allergies that effect the skin or breathing, air purifiers will remove tiny particles of dust, pollen, smoke and bacteria from the air. They operate quietly and can cover large spaces, so you can leave them to work without disturbing your sleep.