Excessively dry air can cause discomfort especially for those suffering from cold and flu symptoms, so ensure you keep the air in your house at an optimum moisture level with the help of a humidifier. Humidifiers gently mist the air with moisture around the room, helping you to breathe more easily and reducing the growth of bacteria caused by dry environments. Many humidifiers come with an internal light which mean they can double up as a night light, perfect for the kid’s rooms too.
With many old houses, a build-up of damp can lead to the growth of mould spores, which can lead to health hazards. Don’t let the damp be the cause of breathing issues and use a dehumidifier to inhibit the growth of mould and mildew. It is important to allow the air to flow through the house at this time, so make sure you open the windows too. If the kids already suffer from allergies, then an air purifier will help them get a restful night’s sleep whilst it removes airborne allergens like dust, mould spores and germs. Trying to sleep in the heat or warm your toes in the cold can be difficult, so for an all-year-round solution, try an air conditioning unit.
When we get to that dreaded time of the year when the heating has to go on, make sure you’re prepared for the Winter. Radiator covers will not only hide your old radiators, but will protect little fingers from the heat. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire? It’s a lovely winter scene, but make sure there’s a fire guard round your open fire before the kids start roasting your favourite present. And when your all gathered for Christmas dinner in the conservatory, wheel in an oscillating fan heater to keep everyone warm and toasty.