Healthy Home by Megan Cooper

Make Your Home a Healthier Space that Promotes Wellness

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While the world’s fighting a pandemic, your home has never been more vital to your wellness. Most people spend about 90 percent of their time inside. However, air quality is two to five times lower indoors than outside. Here are some tips to make your home a healthier space, presented below by New Horizons Inspections.

Clean Your Furnace

Your furnace heats your home and circulates air throughout the rooms. Once a year, have a professional come out to clean it and change the filter. This important task will remove pollutants and allergens that can circulate throughout your home. If your HVAC system is older and not as efficient, consider replacing it.

New heating, cooling, and ventilation unit is an excellent update if you plan to sell your house. Hire a reputable contractor, take before and after photos, and keep all receipts for reporting capital gains after your home’s sale.

Seal the Cracks in Your Windows and Doors

Tighten loose window sills, doors, and baseboards by using weather strips. Not only will this prevent drafts, it’ll also help you save on energy bills. This home improvement is a simple DIY project that requires just a few items, such as strong adhesive weather stripping. Not only can it keep you warmer in the winter, it can also prevent cool air from escaping during the summer.

Keep Carpets Clean

Carpets can be home to dust mites, bacteria, and mold that cause allergies. While hiring a professional to clean your carpets is best, you can do it yourself if you’re on a budget. You can buy cleaning supplies and rent a shampooer. You should also invest in a high-quality, hypoallergenic vacuum cleaner.

Beautify Your Yard and Outdoor Area

If you want to improve your home’s exterior appeal, invest in some new plants and hardscape materials. Also, hire a professional lawn aeration service to keep your lawn healthy by ensuring vital nutrients enter the soil. A landscaping company often provides additional services, such as dethatching, fertilizing, and weed control. Do a search online for “aeration and overseeding near me,” and always check references and read reviews before hiring a company and verify that it’s licensed and insured.

Update Your Living Room Furniture

Reclining sofas and easy chairs are a staple in most family rooms. However, the fabric on the sofas gets dirty fast. Create an inviting living room by investing in slipcovers that are easy to clean and remove. You can pick out a fabric that’s stain-resistant and requires little care.

Add a Reading Nook or Home Library

Create a reading nook or library by placing shelves in the corner of your living room. Not only is this an excellent spot for quiet reading time, it also gives the room a cozy feel. By adding this home improvement to your living space, you can read more books and relax after a long day.

Simple Upgrades For Better Wellness at Home

Make a few changes, such as slipcovers for furniture that are simple to throw in the wash, changing your furnace filter, and adding a reading corner to your house, to feel better during downtime at home.

If you’re ready to sell your home, contact New Horizons Inspections to get a better feel of any changes you need to make to generate the best sales price.