Increase the Natural Light for a Healthier Home
Increase your home's light levels
- If you can increase the natural light into your home with large glass windows and doors, or even adding sloping roof windows, this can only be a good thing.
- Roof windows can have a huge impact on a space while being relatively simple to install.
- It is actually recommended that the glazed areas of your home should be no less than twenty percent of the total floor area.
Ensure wind-down time
If you live in an area of really hot summers, you may want to consider the anti-heat blackout shutters that are made from lacquered aluminium and are fitted to the outside of the window. Not only do they prevent the room from getting too hot in the summer and keep it warm in the winter, they also block out all the light when not required while reducing any noise.
Air your space
Increasing ventilation is the answer with easy to open windows which are used regularly. Rooms with insufficient air flow become musty and smelly and even result in damp or mold. And people who live in homes with little air circulating are 40% more likely to suffer from asthma, which can have lifelong health consequences.
If you find your windows easily fog up with condensation, then your home definitely needs more air. While you can also increase the freshness of your home’s air by adding house plants, these can also add moisture so always ensure you increase the ventilation at the same time.
Maintain a healthy temperature
Not too warm and not too cold! Dress for the weather instead of cranking up the air conditioning or the heating - and make sure your home is correctly insulated. You will definitely sleep better if your bedroom has a cooler temperature and you rely on your bedding for warmth or open windows for coolness rather than the room temperature itself.
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