Happy Home: How to Keep Your House Comfortable

Owning or leasing a home is an investment. While there may be specific differentiation, the investment type is a personal choice requiring ongoing attention to keep the home safe and comfortable. Helping you keep up with some of the important details can help.

HVAC System

You know better than anyone what hot, humid days can bring. Temperature discomfort, mold issues, and home deterioration are just the beginning of a broken or a poorly operating HVAC system. HVAC systems that have been inoperable or compromised for period of time (more than three (3) days) threaten to create dust and debris build-up that can cause water damage problems, even health-related problems such as carbon monoxide poisoning.

There are several reasons your HVAC system may struggle or fail. Checking your system annually at the least can help resolve mold and algae issues, leaks, and other mechanical issues that can compromise your system.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Your lungs really want you to know this. If a person is inside a home that has been compromised by a clear, in-odorous carbon monoxide gas, it requires an 8-12 hour recovery period to exhale the inhaled carbon monoxide poisoning that has entered the blood. The detriment could be fatal. Installing a smoke and/or carbon monoxide detector saves lives. Check with local fire departments for free “specials” they may be offering. Local home improvement centers and home security system companies have a variety of systems to consider. Safety first.

Boiler Repair

The luxuries of a well-run boiler can often be taken for granted, if not just simply misunderstood. A boiler is a significant part of the household maintenance team for well-run homes. Therefore, boiler repair is equally important. Its purpose is to heat water for heating the home via steam and baseboard radiators, floor systems, or coils. Without a well-maintained boiler, any home is at the mercy of seasonal and home-use concerns. Keeping your boiler at its best simply takes an annual checkup. Always refer to the boiler’s manufacturer for the best maintenance recommendations.

Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew may not sound daunting, but they can actually wreak havoc on homes and your health. Organic organisms like mold and mildew spread. Moisture is their favorite meal. Between the moisture and the organism, surfaces become breeding grounds for a very unhealthy environment. If disturbed, mold spores can travel by air into open rooms compromising every breath you take.

Regular cleaning under sinks, around kitchens, and bathrooms can help minimize mold and mildew. Vinegar, instead of bleach can help eradicate external spores and spreading organisms. Wearing a mask while cleaning can help keep spores from penetrating nasal passages and lungs. Musty, moldy odors can be a warning sign of interior wall mold. Contacting a professional mold restoration company will help you stay healthy and safe.

Comfortable homes are happier homes. You and your family’s happiness matters. By paying attention to your home’s details everyone wins.

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