Keep Your Family & Home Healthy This Month!
July 24, 2023
In the age of COVID-19, fighting off germs, practicing self-care, and staying healthy is more important than ever. And with August being lauded as National Wellness Month, now is the perfect time to focus on caring for your own health as well as your family’s.
If you’re not familiar with National Wellness Month, we’re here to help! Started in 2018, the goal of National Wellness Month is to remind people that living a happy, healthy life that focuses on self-care and wellness is essential. And it’s never too late to start a healthy lifestyle. Need help getting started? We’ve got you!
Make a Healthy Home—and a Healthy You—Top Priorities
Below are ten tips that not only promote better health, but also help keep your home safe.
Know the signs of CO2 poisoning
Carbon monoxide poisoning is known as the silent killer because it is a colorless, odorless gas. The first signs of CO2 poisoning include headaches, nausea, dizziness, and weakness. Fortunately, you can protect your family from this potentially deadly poison by installing carbon monoxide detectors in a central location of your home.
Keep your home dry
Routinely checking your home for indoor plumbing problems, roofing leaks, or drainage issues is essential for a dry home. Find an issue? A.J. Perri is always available for emergency plumbing repair.
Do you have kids with asthma or respiratory issues? Keep cleaner air by wiping down surfaces, using chemical-free cleaners, and reducing clutter. For optimal indoor air quality, consider installing an indoor air quality system.
Keep chemicals out of reach of children
Place cleaners, medicines, and other potentially poisonous materials out of the reach of children. Label these items carefully.
Change air filters regularly
Change your air filters every three months and you’ll ensure better air quality and a better functioning HVAC system, too. Filter changing can help prevent premature air conditioning replacement and emergency AC repairs, too!
Practice deep breathing techniques of meditation
When life’s stress levels get too high, WebMD recommends practicing meditation for at least five minutes each day. Meditation helps relax both the body and the brain and acts as a “reset” for your whole self.
Keep your home well-ventilated
Utilizing your ventilation fans in the bathroom and kitchen helps supply fresh air inside your home. Whole-home ventilation systems are also a great way to keep fresh air flowing inside your dwelling.
Drink more water
Staying well-hydrated is essential. According to Healthline.com, staying hydrated is one of the best ways to boost your overall health. It improves your skin, boosts energy levels, helps prevent headaches, and so much more. Aim for drinking between 11 cups (for women) to 15 cups (for men) of water each day.
Spend time exercising
Want to boost your mood? Head outdoors for a walk and some fresh air. The Mayo Clinic suggests aiming for roughly 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day.
This summer has recorded some of the hottest temperatures on record. In fact, according to CNN, the first week of July produced the hottest global temperatures ever recorded. Let this be a reminder that when temperatures become unbearable, it is safest to retreat indoors and find relief in that cool air conditioning. Keeping up with your HVAC maintenance during extreme weather is the best way to ensure your family’s health and safety, too. You don’t want to be left out in the extreme heat due to a poorly functioning cooling system.
As always, A.J. Perri is available seven days week for all your HVAC maintenance needs. Schedule your appointment online here.
Last Updated: July 24, 2023