So, you have made sure your electrical, water and air conditioning systems are as safe as possible for your new baby by following the advice in our post: Prep Your Home for a New Baby | AC Tips Part I . Your next assignment is to keep your home baby-level comfortable so your little one can thrive.
- Switch to a filter with a Higher MERV Rating. The higher the MERV, the more particles your filter will catch and the less dust, bacteria, and other particles your new baby will breathe. Also, remember to change your filter every month.
- Have our AC Technicians install a UV lamp near your HVAC system’s indoor coil, or in your outdoor package unit, along with an air cleaner to kill more mold and bacteria. These devices use a type of ultraviolet light, called UVC light, that the Earth’s atmosphere normally filters out.
- Have an HVAC professional install a whole home air purification system in your ductwork or use a smaller portable model in just the nursery. These air cleaners work by using an air filter to remove bacteria and other contaminants from your home. Some models also use an electrical charge to kill or inactivate viruses and bacteria. As us about choosing a high quality air purifier that is safe for your baby.
Keep Your Home Temperature Comfortable
Since babies aren’t able to regulate their internal temperature the way adults can, it’s important to keep home and room temperatures a little warmer than before. Here’s how:
- Adjust Your Thermostat. Get ready to bring your baby home by setting a higher temperature on your thermostat. Experts recommend temperatures between 68 and 74 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Go Programmable. If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, now is the time to get one – and make sure it can link to your smart phone. That way you can easily change temperature settings to match your child’s routine, even on the fly!
- Be sure baby has a hat and socks if the temperature is low.
Air Conditioning System Maintenance is Key
- Have your AC system inspected by a professional twice per year to keep your indoor air quality high and prevent allergy and asthma symptoms. Regular HVAC maintenance also helps prevent breakdowns and finds problems before they get bigger and more expensive to fix.
- Same thing with your ductwork. Professional maintenance for ductwork keeps your HVAC system from spreading pollutants through your home and takes care of leaks that waste energy.
Custom Climate Concepts has more than 20 years experience keeping your family safe. Call us today at (941) 955-COOL (2665).