Creating a healthy, and in turn happy, home environment is simpler than you think. All it takes is a few easy updates that will have you living easier in no time. Check out some great ideas on how to go about creating a healthy and happy home below…
Breathe In, Breathe Out
While some of us have undeveloped basements we don’t visit often, it can be easy to forget what actually lives down there. Furnace rooms house some of the most important and hard working equipment in our homes. Regularly changing our the furnace filter, as well as the humidifier filter, will aid in keeping your home’s air fresh and clean.
New homes are built so air tight, that it is important to keep the air being brought in as healthy as possible. Check with your builder to see what additional options they offer, such as zoned furnaces and clean air add-ons.
Let There Be Natural Light
Sunshine and Vitamin D are great winter mood boosters! Ensure that you are getting your daily dose with lots of large exterior windows to let in the light. Triple-paned windows, while more costly, will aid in energy efficiency. They will also assist in keeping down the heat loss transfer from your home’s interior.
Applying a new coat of paint to a room is one of the easiest ways to freshen up an Interior. Did you know that some paints release low levels toxins into the air after application? Which can lead to headaches and dizziness. Choose a paint supplier that offers healthier options with paint colours that have low VOC’s. If respiratory problems are an issue in your home, avoiding soft surface flooring, such as carpet, and going with a hard surface (think tile or hardwood) will help with dust and other allergens.