Many Kansas City homeowners strive to live in a relaxing atmosphere where they can enjoy time with their families. Even if your home can feel like a safe place to live, the truth is that there are ways that every home could use a checkup. The United States Environmental Protection Agency states that Americans spend 90% of their time indoors, so it’s essential to ensuring that your home is a healthy place to live.
Here is how you can make sure your home is healthy—which will ultimately lead to a happier home.
1. Carefully Inspect for Indoor Moisture
Indoor moisture can be found in several areas of your home, including around your windows, doors, and even your interior walls. Moisture is a sign that water is making its way into your home through leaks, which can cause costly issues such as mold and mildew growth.
According to the EPA, removing moisture within 24-48 hours will generally help remove mold growth. You can also help prevent mold by lowering the humidity in your home to 30%-60%.
2. Circulate Fresh Air Throughout Your Home
Is the air in your home stuffy and stale? It’s time to open those windows and let in the fresh air. Assuming that the outdoor air you’re breathing is clean, fresh air can improve your quality of life in terms of brain functioning, boost energy levels, and even encourage you to spend more time outdoors.
In addition to keeping windows and interior doors open for air circulation, be sure to run fans to keep the air moving through your home.
3. Add Fresh Plants and Flowers
Fresh plants and flowers can help improve indoor air quality. Several plants that improve indoor air quality include the Peace Lily, Lady Palm, Flamingo Lily, English Ivy, and the Barberton Daisy.
Not only are plants and fresh flowers perfect for improving indoor air, but they also impact your mood. According to NDSU, flowers have an immediate impact on happiness. If you want a reason to smile every day, find some bright and cheery flowers to add to your living room or kitchen.
4. Keep Utility Bills Low
What better way to have a healthier and happier home than with energy efficient appliances? Replacement windows are the perfect way to keep utility bills low, which leads to another aspect of happiness: saving money.
If you have extra money to spare, you can stash some away to pay off debt or even go on vacation. According to the New York Times, the simple act of anticipating an upcoming vacation boosts happiness for 8 weeks.
If you want to get on the fast track to making your Kansas City home a better place to live, contact Universal Windows Direct to learn about our quality exterior products.
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