In Ontario flu season normally runs from late Fall to early Spring.
We spend more time indoors with family and friends and that leads to more disease transmission. Anybody can get the flu, but some groups are more likely to have serious complications:
Proper humidity in the home (between 40% and 60%) makes us more comfortable. It also helps reduce disease transmission. When relative humidity drops below 30%, the membranes in our nose dry out and we do not properly filter the air we breathe. Studies have shown that viruses survive longer in the air when humidity is lower.
A properly maintained humidifier on your furnace has several health benefits including: