10 Upgrades For a Healthier Home
It’s now more important than ever to have a healthy home. Not only will improving your home’s efficiency make for a happier and healthier lifestyle, but there are improvements you can make to help increase air quality and the health of your family all year long. Where should you start? What part of your home should you start with? What will the effects be? Let the experts at BGE HOME help with making your home more livable and comfortable today!
1. Use Less Power
One of the best ways you can live a happier and healthier lifestyle is by improving the efficiency of your home. Some of the main factors that drive energy loss are air leaks through doors, windows, and siding. BGE HOME offers installation services on energy-efficient products to help improve the efficiency of your home. Not only will this help lower your energy bill, it will also make your home more comfortable during the coldest and warmest months.
2. Install Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans are a great way to improve the healthiness of your home. Not only will it lower your energy bill, but it will keep air circulating in your house, making things feel less stuffy and stale.
3. Clean your Air Ducts
Did you know that your air ducts can get full of dust, grime, and other gross debris? This can negatively impact the health of your family. That’s why it’s important to get your air ducts routinely cleaned by the professionals at BGE HOME. This will reduce allergens and other irritants that can make your home a less comfortable place to live. Learn more about BGE HOME’s duct cleaning service.
4. Perform a Home Energy Audit
How efficient is your home? If you’ve done little to invest in its efficiency, the answer may be “not very”! BGE HOME offers energy audits from certified Energy Auditors who will perform a thorough examination of your home. This will help reveal areas you can improve to make your home more efficient. Don’t sacrifice comfort during the summer or winter by losing A/C or heat—contact us about a home energy audit today!
5. Invest in Plants
Not only do plants look nice, but they can also help improve the air quality of your home! Many plants can help decrease the irritants and pollutants in your house through their natural photosynthesis. Learn more about which houseplants are able to help improve your indoor air quality.
6. Plant Trees Outside your House
Trees not only make your yard more attractive, but they also provide crucial shade to your home, which can help reduce heat during warm summer months. This natural shade will help improve your home’s efficiency by keeping the sun from beating down on your home and windows.
7. Caulk Holes & Close Crevices
Did you know that cracks in your home—especially those around your doors and windows—can let in both outdoor air as well as insects and other vermin? Take account of all the cracks and crevices in your home and caulk them shut. This will make your home both more efficient and reduce unwanted visitors!
8. Install Energy Efficient Lightbulbs
Did you know that compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) can reduce the electricity used to light your home by up to 75%? While these bulbs may cost slightly more than the traditional incandescent bulbs, they last longer and will pay you back on your monthly energy bill.
9. Filter your Water Before Drinking It
While most municipal tap water is safe to drink, recent high-profile incidents of contaminated water in the United States have made some homeowners weary. And with good reason! A simple filtering tap installed to your sink or a water filter jug can significantly improve the water quality that you and your family drink.
10. Install a Home Air Filtration Device
Perhaps the best thing you can do to improve your home’s health is to install a whole-house air cleaner. This device will remove viruses, bacteria, dirt, allergen sand, and more. In fact, the filtration devices that BGE HOME installs remove up to 99% of airborne bacteria-sized particles. Learn more about a whole-home electronic air cleaner today.
Contact BGE HOME today to help make your home a healthier place to live
The experts at BGE HOME can help improve your home’s efficiency and health. Contact us to learn how we can improve your home’s efficiency with a home energy audit or reduce pollutants in your home with a whole-home air filter. Contact us online today!