As we head into spring, it’s not just important to get started with that big spring clean you’ve been waiting almost a year to get round to, but also to make sure that your home overall is a healthy place to live. Here we’ll discuss some of the factors that affect your quality of life: whether your home ventilation is working as effectively as it should, if the space gets healthy levels of natural light, and if you’re suffering from clutter due to a lack of storage space.
Even if your home already has a home ventilation system, it has to be operating effectively in order for your home to be healthy: a house that’s not properly ventilated can cause health problems and can, in the long-term, become unsafe to live in. Making sure that your home has clean air flowing through it is a key part of making it healthy - getting a ventilation expert in to take a look at your vents is always the best thing to do if you have any concerns about the air that you’re breathing.
Natural light levels in your home
Adequate light levels throughout your home is also important, as a lack of natural light can have a severe impact on your mental health. Using skylights to counter this problem is one obvious solution, as you’ll provide natural light for your home with a window that’s less affected by the time of day and position of the sun than windows on the side of a house. Solatube daylighting is another superior option, as their light-capturing tubing can send bright daylight from the sun straight into the darkest rooms in your home, making it much healthier than before.
Avoiding cluttering issues
If you’re not able to store unused possessions in your attic due to not having an easily accessible ladder, then the chances are that possessions you could be storing – sports equipment, outdoor furniture you won’t bring out until December, seasonal clothing, and much more – will be strewn around a garage or spare room, inhibiting your quality of life and making your home unhealthy. To counter this, finding an attic access solution is the obvious answer – folding attic stairs, such as the FAKRO’s fold-down stairs, will let you move these possessions up to your attic and make the most of your now-healthier home.
How can Hometech help keep your home healthy?
Hometech specialises in providing solutions that keep Kiwi homes as healthy possible: if you’re experiencing issues with home ventilation, natural light, or attic access, then request a free consultation from one of our technicians today!