Most people have already created their personal, career, and financial New Year’s resolutions, but what about setting some goals for the home? After all, your home is more than likely the space you spend half of your time in, so it should be a happy, comfortable, and safe environment. Set up your home for success in the new year with our resolutions for a healthy home.
Be more energy-efficient
Going green and wasting less energy doesn’t have to be an elaborate scheme! There are some everyday ways to lower your carbon footprint (and your bills).
Replace your home’s incandescent light bulbs with LED ones. According to Energy Star, they’re more efficient, versatile, and last longer.
Install low-flow showerheads.
Make it a habit to turn the lights off every time you leave a room.
Only do laundry when you have a full load, wash your clothes in cold water, and opt for air drying over the dryer.
Consider upgrading your old HVAC system with a newer, more energy-efficient one.
Clear out the clutter
When all of our belongings start piling up, we get lost trying to find things, which makes us lose focus. Clutter brings chaos, so clear it out! Find a designated place for everything in your home or donate the items to someone who will use it more.
Breathe cleaner air
Your home’s air quality could be the root of your allergies or other health complications. Follow these steps to clean up the indoor air:
Keep it clean. Make sure dust, pet dander, and allergens aren’t accumulating by maintaining a weekly cleaning schedule. Vacuum the carpet, wash the sheets, and dust surfaces.
Change your air filters regularly. Replacing or cleaning your air filters every two to three months will prevent dust from circulating throughout your home. It also makes sure your HVAC system works efficiently!
Invest in an air purifier. Individual room air purifiers are better than nothing, but they might not be your best option. If you have central heating and air conditioning, you already have the best air circulation system money can buy. With proper add-ons, you can turn this system into a giant indoor air cleaner that can help improve the quality of air that you breathe. We believe everyone has the right to breathe clean, healthy air in their homes.
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2020! Hedrick’s Service Now is here to offer professional support with your HVAC and plumbing systems. Whether you need a quick repair or a brand new installation, you can depend on our team. Contact us today at (214) 509-6029!