MILTON, Ontario, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter has its bonuses; white snow, ice skating and cool weather. But not everything about winter is pleasant – itchy, flaky skin, colds/flus and drier air. It's no wonder why so many consumers own a humidifier. Sustaining proper humidity should be part of the solution to battling the winter "icks." Maintaining an indoor humidity level between 40-60% can reduce the survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air*. Comfortable humidity helps temporarily relieve congestion and cough as well as temporarily relieve dry air discomforts. A humidifier is a great way to raise indoor humidity levels and keep indoor air moist for more comfortable living.
This season, there is an exciting Honeywell humidifier on the market that is sure to get consumers' attention – Honeywell Easy to Care Cool Mist Humidifier. This new model makes cleaning, filling and caring for your humidifier easy and hassle-free. This new model is sold exclusively at Canadian Tire Stores.
The Honeywell Easy to Care Cool Mist Humidifier 43-5974 (HCM-710C) is one of the easiest to use on the market. The humidifier's recessed grille on the top allows it to be filled from above – making it as easy to fill as watering a plant and eliminating the trips to and from room to sink. It is a great size for small to medium bedrooms and living areas. This Honeywell humidifier comes equipped with two moisture output settings and an illuminated window that indicates when the tank needs to be refilled. The humidifier water reservoir is easy to clean and the inside is designed for easy sponge access and the unit comes with a Protec treated filter to help extend the life of the filter. It also comes with a Honeywell three-year limited warranty.
*Studies have shown that keeping indoor air at an RH level of 40-60% reduces survival of flu viruses on surfaces and in the air compared to lower RH levels. When used as directed, humidifiers can achieve and maintain 40-60% RH levels.
*Theodore A Myatt , Matthew H Kaufman , Joseph G Allen , David L MacIntosh , M Patricia Fabian and James J McDevitt, (September 3 2010). Modeling the airborne survival of influenza virus in a residential setting: the impacts of home humidification. Environmental Health 2010, 9:55doi:10.1186/1476-069X-9-55
For more information on Kaz's line of Honeywell humidifiers, visit www.kaz.com. Kaz is a global marketer of humidifiers under the Honeywell brand. The Honeywell trademark is used by Kaz, Inc. under license from Honeywell International Inc.