Cold Weather Guide
Cold Weather Guide
- Humidifier: Using a humidifier during the winter months has a long list of benefits. Most notably, it can help reduce the risk of infections. Bacteria and viruses do not travel well in moist air. Keeping your property at a humidity level of 43% or higher reduces the risk of contracting airborne viruses to 14%. But you must remember that humidity will not kill bacteria; it simply makes it harder to travel through the air. So, it is still essential to constantly disinfect surfaces and wash your hands.
- Thermal Clothing: Unlike itchy, bulky sweaters, thermal clothing keeps your body at a comfortable temperature while also absorbing any sweat. Lululemon has a great line of thermal clothing items that will make everyday activities just that much more bearable (and fashionable). From watching your kid’s games to grocery shopping, these thermal tops and leggings are perfect to wear under a sweater or jacket.
- Pipe Insulation: There are several ways to lower the chances of a frozen pipe bursting. Alaskans use pipe sleeves or heat tape as an inexpensive preventative measure. More mainstream options are freeze protection cables/wires and foam pipe covers, which you can pick up from a local hardware store.
- Batteries: Don’t make the mistake of skimping out on batteries in case there is an unexpected power outage or rolling blackout. You’ll be kicking yourself if you have a flashlight with no way to power it. But tripping over something in total darkness is even worse!
- Nourishing Necessity: Frigid weather often leads to cracked and dry nasal passages. Applying products like Aqua Gel’s Breathe Easy Moisturizer provides up to 12 hours of relief for nasal dryness, irritation, and nosebleeds caused by winter weather. The subtle eucalyptus scent is a natural remedy for congestion and will help open blocked airways. Find it on Amazon or at Walmart!