Jumpstart Your Health at Home

Posted on: April 17th, 2018 by Derek Barmer No Comments

Many people resolve to prioritize their health during New Year’s resolutions. How many people actually stay on track, or write realistic goals for themselves? Health should be more about a lifestyle and long-term goals, rather than immediate fixes or diets. What comes to mind when you hear the word health? Is it proper nutrition, or more time spent in the gym? Health can be more than that. It starts with your home and the environment in which you live.

Today’s homes are built tighter for energy conservation, which results in less air circulation. This can lead to an accumulation of viruses, toxic molds, pollen and bacteria. There are a few ways you can improve the air quality and environment of your home to minimize these potential hazards.

Here are some ways that you can take measures into your own hands to create a healthier home:

 

  • Dust frequently. Not only does dust irritate allergy symptoms, but it can also contain particles from chemicals that have been used in your home.
  • Test your home for Radon and Lead paint. Both are linked to brain related to brain damage and cancer.
  • Eliminate – or minimize pesticides. They can lead to health problems, so it’s best to avoid them all together. A good alternative to these chemicals is “green” cleaning products. They are made without ammonia and chlorine.
  • Change out your pots and pans. If you’re still using pots or pans made with Teflon for the non-stick appeal, now is the time to switch them out. There’s a number of substitutes – anodized aluminum, cast iron, stainless steel, and enamel-coated iron.

When it comes to mold, your HVAC system can be the biggest culprit. Mold, if left untreated, can pose a serious risk to you and your family’s health. Central Carolina Air Conditioning can provide regular tune-ups to make sure that yours is in good shape! Not only will routine maintenance benefit your family’s overall health, but it will also save you money in the long run preventing your system from getting to the point of needing significant repairs.

 

Call Central Carolina Air Conditioning today to schedule your appointment today! 800-461-3010.

 

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