Do you have a healthy home? Check it out with these key points.
When you own a home, you worry about things like the quality of the materials when you build it, the location when you buy it or the style of the furniture when you decorate it. But, have you ever stopped to think about how healthy your home is? Here are some key aspects to take into account to find out.
It is just as important that a house is not too cold in winter as it is that it is not too hot in summer. The location of the house has a lot to do with this. But even more important are the materials that have been used to build it. The insulation is the point that will make the difference and will make you achieve the right temperature both in the cold and hot months.
AMOUNT OF LIGHT FLOODING THE ROOMS
It is very important for our mood that our house has more natural light than electric light throughout the day. In this way we feel more energetic during the day. In addition, a bright and luminous room bathed in sunlight is always more pleasant than a room in which you have to spend most of the day using electric light. You can achieve the desired natural light by placing large windows in the room on the walls and, in some cases if conditions permit, on the ceilings.
ALLOWS YOU TO REST AT NIGHT
If you have a wonderful house but it is located in such a noisy place that you can’t get a good night’s rest, the quality of your home will drop dramatically. The best way to avoid this situation is to install soundproof windows that will prevent the sound of the outside from entering the house. It is very important to renew your energy at night to face a new day with energy.
We are sure you know that unpleasant feeling of coming home and smelling closed because you forgot to open the window before leaving the house. Well, it has been proven that people who ventilate their home 2 to 4 times a day have more energy throughout the day than those who don’t (study carried out by the VELUX Group together with the University of Humboldt). So now you know, don’t forget to open the window!Other types of homes have ventilation slits throughout the house that facilitate this neglected task.
DAMPNESS IN WALLS AND/OR CEILINGS
It is clear how unpleasant it is to suffer from damp on the walls of your house or on the ceiling. The feeling of dirt that these stains give off due to the mould that forms them and the smell that accompanies them are not at all pleasant for those who live in them. Obviously, depending on the size of the damp, they will be more or less of a problem. The best thing to do is to avoid them from the outset with a good construction of the house with the right materials and of optimum quality. If it is too late, we will have to look for the cause of the damp and try to find a solution at the root.
If your home meets these requirements, congratulations! You live in a 100% healthy home. But if not, don’t worry. There is always a solution applicable to any case that will turn your home into a healthy space. At Construcciones Marva Moraira we will be pleased to help you.