Because no one wants a bunch of germy air floating around their home.
If cranking up the thermostat to combat the chilly temperatures outside is making the air in your home unbearably dry, now’s the time to invest in a humidifier you’ll use year after year, or pull the one you already own out of storage. Whether you’re buying new or using an older model, you’ll want to clean your humidifier regularly to prevent it from spreading bacteria around your home (that’s the last thing you need during cold and flu season!). To learn the best way to de-gunk and sanitize these machines, we reached out to Sarah Drake, the seasonal humidifiers brand manager for Honeywell Humidifiers. Follow her steps below to starting breathing a little easier.