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Priority Home Improvements for New Homeowners

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As a new homeowner, you’re likely eager to put your personal touch on your space and make some home improvements. While it may be tempting to focus on cosmetic renovations like paint and new floors, it’s crucial not to overlook your Indoor Air Quality. 

It’s true, Healthy Air can not only improve your overall well-being, but it can also increase your home value and protect it from damage caused by mold, pests, and more—specifically by balancing humidity levels in basements or crawl spaces.

So, is it best to prioritize those cosmetic upgrades? Or, is it better to prioritize the air you breathe, which promotes lung health, reduces the risk of heart disease, improves cognitive function, and can even potentially protect the investment made in your new home?

Here at AprilAire, we recommend the latter.

Home Improvements That Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality is a significant concern for homeowners. The air inside your home can contain pollutants such as dust, mold, pet dander, and chemicals from cleaning products and building materials. Poor air quality indicators include various health problems like allergies, respiratory issues, and even long-term illnesses. Similarly, if you notice cracked or warped floorboards, it’s likely that your home has a humidity issue.

Fortunately, there are many ways to improve the air quality in your home:

Eliminate Sources of Pollution

Identify and eliminate sources of pollution in your home. Look for signs of mold, water leaks, and, of course, don’t forget to test for radon as there wouldn’t be any visible signs of radon gas, which is the #1 cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers. One in every 15 homes is estimated to have elevated radon levels, and yet, only a fraction of homeowners have tested for radon or considered radon solutions outside of buying or selling their home.

For peace of mind, outside of buying or selling your home, you should test for radon once per year to reduce the risk, and the only way to know if you’re being exposed is to test. If you have pets, make sure to clean their bedding and vacuum regularly to reduce the amount of pet dander in the air.

Manage Below-Grade Moisture

Healthy Air starts beneath your home where excess moisture will most likely pool in basements and crawl spaces. This additional moisture promotes ideal environments for pests and mold, but not for you or your family, leading to a wide range of health complications. Plus, these below-grade air quality indicators can also negatively impact the structural integrity of your new home.

Fortunately, though numerous problems can be caused by improper humidity, solving them only requires one solution: an AprilAire Whole-House Dehumidifier.

Invest in the Whole-House Healthy Air Solution

Portable air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers may be serviceable in apartment complexes or dorm rooms. However, to truly protect your investment in your home and improve the air you breathe, seeking a whole-house solution like the AprilAire Healthy Air System® is one of the greatest home improvements a new homebuyer can make.

Complete with whole-house fresh air ventilation, air filtration, humidity control, radon control, and more, this all-in-one investment is key for greater health, virus prevention, home protection, more productivity, and even better sleep.

Find an AprilAire Healthy Air Professional

Start your Healthy Air journey with one of the 4,500 pros nationwide so you can fill your home with fresh, clean air.

Never Neglect Maintenance

Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system plays a vital role in your home’s Indoor Air Quality. Make sure to have it serviced regularly to keep it running efficiently.

“Maintenance is about inspecting the equipment to make sure it’s working correctly, performing preventative repairs and cleanings, and most importantly making sure the filters are changed,” said AprilAire Healthy Air Professional Brian Sloan, president of TR Miller Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. “The investment in your equipment and the air you breathe is significant, which is why it’s important to stay on top of it.”

It’s Always Healthy Air Season

Whether it’s flu season, allergy season, muggy season, wildfire season, or even renovation season, there are fewer opportunities throughout the year due to the effects of global warming where Indoor Air Quality shouldn’t be top of homeowners’ minds.

As a new homeowner, it’s essential to prioritize Healthy Air over cosmetic renovations. By taking the steps above, you can significantly improve the Indoor Air Quality in your home, creating a healthier environment for you and your family all year long.

If you’re looking for more information on AprilAire and our Healthy Air solutions, Find a Pro in your area and bring Healthy Air right into your home.

Because when home renovations won’t give you a breather—AprilAire can.

Find a Pro

Establish a Healthy Home with AprilAire Healthy Air Professionals that care. We have over 4,500 pros nationwide who are ready to help you find the best Healthy Air solutions for your home, no matter what your needs may be. Start your journey with AprilAire.

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