Thinking Beyond Paint and Carpet When Renovating Your Home

Make sure you have a healthy home when renovating your home. #IAQbyAprilaire

This is an Aprilaire sponsored post.

Are you or will you be renovating your home? I love planning a renovation. Picking the paint, the flooring, new furniture. Have you thought about making your home a healthy home during your next renovation?

Make sure you have a healthy home when renovating your home. #IAQbyAprilaire

Renovating our basement.

I’ll be honest, when we renovated our basement, I didn’t think too much about the quality of the air in our home. I wish I had especially during the renovation.

My Healthy Home

Does your family suffer from allergies or even get colds, dry skin, shocks when you touch anything? There are changes you can make to your home to help with all of those.

In the past, I never thought about the air I was breathing (in or out of my home.) That was until we put a humidifier in our house. That winter, my skin didn’t itch so bad that I had a rash. I never got a shock when I touch something or someone. I didn’t feel like I had a cold every morning.

This past winter was one of the worst for many people with allergies. It didn’t get cold until late in the season and we never had a good snowfall to cover all the stuff outside. But for us, it was one of our best years inside.

Aprilaire installed a humidifier, dehumidifier and WiFi thermostat in our home. First, I LOVE being able to control the temperature from my phone or Alexa, but that is just a bonus.

The real joy is seeing my son who has horrible allergies not suffer as bad this winter. I didn’t wake up every morning feeling like I had a cold.

Renovating your home

Major Renovations

Anytime you are renovating your home, is the perfect time to think about the health of your home. If you are doing major renovations, you can consider adding full-house humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, WiFi thermostats and more.

Minor Renovations

Don’t fret if you are doing minor renovations. You can still add the healthy home products (humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air purifiers, WiFi thermostats, and more) because you do not need to rip up your whole home to add these. Of course, this will depend on the system that you currently have in your home.

Why Isn’t Your Home Healthy?

When I talk about a home that isn’t healthy, I’m not talking about your cleaning abilities. Even the cleanest home could have unhealthy air. How?

  • If you have pets, you add pet dander and everything the animal brings from the outside into the air in your home.
  • During the cold season and hot season, your house is closed up tight. The air gets stale when no fresh air comes into your home.
  • The older your home is, the more dust you may have deep in the carpet or in the vents, that gets into the air you breathe.
  • Every time you open a door, you are bringing in the outside elements. You also bring it in on your clothing, socks, and shoes.

Renovating your home and being sure you have a healthy home.

As I said earlier, while renovating your home, is the perfect time to take a look at your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). If you are not managing these four things,  you may have poor IAQ in your home.

  • Temperature of your home
  • Humidity levels
  • Air purity
  • Freshness of the air

Last week, I wrote about tips for building a healthy family home. Those tips will help you take a look at your home and family and figure out what you need to have a healthy home.

Don’t forget when you are renovating your home, be sure you have a healthy home.

Disclosure: This is an Aprilaire sponsored post. I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own. 

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