If you’re an expectant parent, you know there’s a lot to do to prepare a house for the arrival of a newborn. But are you forgetting about your home’s climate? Try these improvements to make the air in your Canyon Lake, Texas, home comfortable and healthy for your new baby:
Adjust Your Thermostat
You should make sure that your thermostat isn’t set at a temperature that’s too hot or cold for an infant. If you need to use a fan or a blanket to stay comfortable, your baby won’t be content without one either. Monitor the temperature in your baby’s room to get rid of drafts quickly. Make sure your child has cozy clothing to wear throughout the year, not just during the winter.
Add an Air Purifier
Dust, dirt, pollen, pet dander, insect parts, biological growth and other contaminants in your home’s air can lead to a variety of issues, such as allergy symptoms, rashes, or sore throat. An air purifier can remove these pollutants and help keep your HVAC system’s air filter working well.
A good ultraviolet (UV) air purifier will kill microorganisms or damage their DNA to keep them from reproducing, effectively sanitizing the air. UV light can help protect your child from the flu and other common illnesses. There are various ways of harnessing the power of UV, from free-standing air purifiers with built-in UV to UV lights you can have installed in your ductwork.
Maintain Your HVAC System
You should change your system’s air filter once a month. Also, have the unit checked by a professional before your baby comes home. By keeping up with routine maintenance, you can:
- Save energy
- Improve your indoor air quality
- Prevent breakdowns
Woods Comfort Systems is a family business, and 100-percent customer satisfaction is our goal. We have over 60 years of experience with heating, cooling and indoor air quality. For help keeping your newborn comfortable, give us a call 512-842-5066.
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