Best Cold Relief Remedies: Humidifiers

Humidifiers-cool-warm-mistThere is no cure for the common cold, so its prevention should be a priority, especially with our children. The FDA recommends that parents avoid using over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to treat children younger than 6 years old. The reason for this is the potential side effects that these medications can have on children, such as convulsions and a rapid heart rate. So what is a parent to do when you fear your child is developing a cold? What are you to do if you fear you are coming down with a cold as well?  Fortunately, there are cold remedies that can provide relief without the use of over-the-counter cough and cold medicines. One remedy is the use of a humidifier that is proven to provide relief from a stuffy nose, congestion, colds and more.

The use of humidifiers is especially important for children, as seen in this working moms review video, where you will get useful  information on the top humidifiers for your child, from a mom’s point of view. See below for more humidifiers that provide an effective alternative to over-the-counter cough medicines.

Crane-Digital-HumidifierThe Crane Digital Germ Defense Humidifier protects you from cold symptoms, sinus irritation and nasal congestion. Perfect for the upcoming winter months, this humidifier works with rooms up to 500 square feet and provides 2.5 gallons of moisture output per day. To keep your humidifier operating at peak performance, don’t forget your replacement humidifier cleaner. The Crane Humidifier Cleaner and Descaler removes calcium, lime, scale and other mineral deposits that can lead to reduced functionality. It should be used every 6 months to ensure your air treatment unit remains in good working condition.

PureGuardian-Ultrasonic-HumidifierHumidifier Review rates The PureGuardian 72 hour Ultrasonic Humidifier as an efficient, low maintenance humidifier for your family. We agree with this assessment as the humidifier will alert you when the water is low, making it convenient and effective for your family. It comes equipped with a built-in night light which can be used in children’s rooms and a control option for warm or cool mist.

Austin-Air-Allergy-MachineLike most parents, you want the best for your child when he/she gets sick. As a parent or soon-to-be parent,  the Austin Air Baby’s Breath Allergy Machine is ideal for relief from colds, allergies, asthma and other ailments associated with poor indoor air quality. This is a top-of-the-line machine that cleans your indoor air up to 700 square feet in 35 minutes, leaving the air clean and your child resting comfortably at night.

Check out our complete line of humidifiers, air purifiers and allergy machines at affordable prices that will be delivered straight to your door. With the cold and flu season approaching, look toward optional but effective methods for cold prevention. Humidifiers, depending on the style you need, are reliable alternatives for relief from cold symptoms.

Get Better Sleep at Night

Did you know that on average 20% of Americans report that they get less than 6 hours of sleep? Meanwhile, the number of Americans getting 9 hours of sleep or more is decreasing. We are getting less and less sleep, and with the constant ‘on-the-go’ lives that many of us live, there is little wonder why. While many of us resort to over the counter sleep medicine and other factors to get a better night’s sleep, we often overlook the importance of the quality of air in our very own homes. Poor air quality increases the risk of poor sleep and can even cause sleep-disordered breathing, in which breathing stops briefly during sleeping. With that in mind, having ways to improve the air quality in our home is vital to our overall health. Let’s take a look at a few products that will help improve the air quality in our home while helping us sleep better at the same time.

The Whirlpool Whispure 510 air purifier was recently voted a Consumer Reports Best Buy. Here is why: it is a home air purifier which filters the dust, pollen, mold spores, allergens and other contaminants in your air. This Whirlpool air purifier is made to filter and clean the air in medium-sized to large rooms up to 500 square feet. This home air cleaner unit ideal for larger offices, bedrooms, nurseries and basements. It weighs only 25 pounds and has a built-in handle for easy mobility.

With the Trion Duct Mount HE Plus 2000 you get a quality, well built product that will not only extend the lifespan of your HVAC system but it will improve the quality of your air. It is designed to mount directly to the duct work in your heating and cooling system so that recirculated air passes through the cleaner. This system will prevent airborne contaminants from constantly being recirculated throughout your home.

Sleep better and breathe easier with the G-100 Power Flow-Thru Humidifier. It can be installed in any home to create a healthier, more comfortable indoor climate while also saving on energy costs. This humidifier will decrease the levels of bacteria, viruses, fungus and mites in your home. It will also increase relative humidity which means you can turn your thermostat down and feel just as comfortable, which saves you money.

Sleep plays an important role in our lives and without adequate sleep, we are opening up the door for many negative health effects. With May being Better Sleep Month, let’s all make it a goal to get better and more sleep this month for a happier and more rested you.

Buyer’s Guide: Dehumidifier

GeneralAire 1300 dehumidifierBy now you’re probably aware of the benefits of humidifiers, which provide additional humidity and moisture in your home, but you may not be as aware of the importance of dehumidifiers. A dehumidifier reduces the levels of moisture and humidity within your home. An excess of humid air in your home can results in the growth of mold or mildew, which can negatively impact your health. A quality dehumidifier can help regulate humidity in your residence, providing both comfort and preventing health risks.

At Filters Fast, we currently offer the GeneralAire 1300 Whole House Dehumidifier. This whole house dehumidifier is versatile enough to fit into any home and includes optional wall-mount control. This unit operates by drawing in the moistness from your indoor air through its inlet duct and then passes that air to its filter, which reduces airborne contaminants. The filtered air and moisture is then passed out of the unit through a drain hose.

This GeneralAire dehumidifier offers quiet operation, so that you can rest comfortably in your home while excess moisture is carried away. This unit is also energy efficient, saving you money on energy costs. GeneralAire dehumidifiers also offer optional wall-mounted control, an automatic defrost system, and a nylon mesh filter for reducing airborne particulates that can be re-cleaned and re-used.

If your home suffers from an excess of moisture, then look into a dehumidifier which can help alleviate the symptoms caused by too much humidity.