Caught a Summer Cold?
If you fall under this category like so many of us these last couple of weeks, here are a few facts on why we are being attacked by this virus:
Cooling down our indoor spaces during summer causes air to dry out, which in turn can relate to a number of issues – Irritated dry eyes, a dry nose, and weakened immune systems due to the sudden changes in temperature and humidity.
To take precaution, follow these simple steps to help reduce the risk of getting a cold this summer:
- Keep the temperature at comfortable levels, 70 – 75 degrees
Thoroughly ventilate rooms in the evening or early morning. This will help you get rid of existing air pollutants.
Regularly clean or replace your air filters.
If you use a cheaper poly or fiberglass filter, consider upgrading to a Powerguard MERV 11 filter (picture – left) or DP-green13 MERV 13 filter (picture – right)