Let’s be honest; doing chores and housekeeping is not high on anyone’s list of fun activities— unless you’re Marie Kondo. We understand that you’d much rather spend time with your family, go out with friends, or binge the latest show on Netflix. But some of these bad habits could be hurting the value of your home and your health. That’s why the pros at 3C Mechanical Technologies have come up with four habits to leave behind in 2019. New year, new home!
Neglecting to change filters
As an HVAC company, of course, we’re advocates of changing your air filter, mainly because it helps everything run smoothly and efficiently. Avoiding this task could cost you a hefty repair and leave you without warm or cool air. While you’re at it, you should get in the habit of checking the lint filter in your dryer and the water filter in your refrigerator. We don’t want to sound like we’re nagging, but these 10-minute tasks can help keep you safe in your home.
Using harmful cleaning products
The ingredients lurking in your household products could be harming the air that you breathe. Many of them release volatile organic compounds, which can cause headaches, nausea, and irritation to your eyes, nose, and throat. Try to buy clean and natural products.
Leaving clutter out
We understand that life gets in the way, which makes it challenging to stay on top of cleaning. Just try to put things away at the end of the day, so you’re not dealing with a giant mess at the end of the week. Make it a habit to hang, fold, and store your clothes, pick up toys from the ground, and clear countertops of any clutter.
Ignoring annoying alarms
We’ve all been in those situations where we let the incessant sound from our smoke detectors go off. It’s not quite loud enough to warrant an inspection, so we just let it go until someone else handles it. Ignoring these alerts is dangerous and can lead to a fatal error. Your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms cut the chance of house fires in half, so next time that warning goes off, change the battery. You should also get in the habit of checking it once a month to make sure it’s still working.
Contact 3C Mechanical Technologies Today
When you work with our professional team, we’ll guarantee a five-star experience. If you need assistance changing your air filter or improving your home’s air quality, we’re the company to contact. Fill out our form online or call us at (254) 401-0364, and we’ll help keep your home and tiptop shape for 2020.