3 Tips to Create a Healthy Home

Woman at her desk taking a deep breath in her clean home.

’Tis the season for coughing and sneezing.

With the flu and cold season in full force here in Michigan, our entire team at Great Dane Heating, Cooling, Electrical, & Plumbing wants to help you create a healthy home for yourself and your loved ones to enjoy—including your pets!

Great Dane is your premier heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) choice for keeping your Clinton Township home comfortable and safe. We are honored to be named one of the top HVAC companies in the country by the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).

And we are right down the street, available 24/7 whenever you need us.

Creating a Healthy Home

Your home is your sanctuary, a place where you should feel safe, comfortable, and healthy.

Unfortunately, that is not always the case.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be up to five times more polluted than outdoor air. One primary reason is that our homes are often sealed up tightly to conserve energy, which can trap indoor pollutants.

These pollutants can trigger allergies and other respiratory issues. The American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (ACAAI) estimates around 24 million Americans are affected by asthma—while allergies are classified as the sixth leading cause of chronic illness.

Here are three tips to improve your indoor surroundings:

1. Enhance Indoor Air Quality

At Great Dane, we are huge fans of the award-winning REME HALO® whole-home in-duct air purifier. These systems can purify every cubic inch of air your central air conditioner reaches.

Some do-it-yourself (DIY) air quality tips include:

  • Ventilate your home: Open windows and doors whenever possible to let fresh air circulate.
  • Control humidity levels: Maintain humidity levels between 30 and 50 percent to prevent mold and mildew growth.
  • Clean thoroughly: Dust, vacuum, and wash bedding and upholstery to eliminate dust mites and pet dander.
  • Choose natural cleaning products: Opt for natural cleaning products that are free from harsh chemicals and VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can emit harmful fumes.
  • Change your air filters: Your air filters help to remove dust and other pollutants from the air. Change them according to the manufacturer’s recommendations.
  • Inspect your crawl space: Crawl spaces can be a breeding ground for mold and mildew. Inspect your crawl space for signs of moisture and take steps to correct any problems.
  • Fix leaks promptly: Fix any leaks in your roof, plumbing, or pipes as soon as possible.

2. Upgrade Your HVAC Equipment

An outdated HVAC system can contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAQ), energy inefficiency, and general discomfort. Upgrading your HVAC equipment to a newer, more efficient model can significantly improve your home’s environment—and save you money on energy bills.

Choose equipment with the ENERGY STAR® that qualifies for federal tax credits through the Inflation Reduction Act. You can claim up to $600 apiece on new air conditioners and furnaces and up to $2,000 on a new heat pump.

Great Dane can show you which systems qualify for the tax credits. Now is a great time to consider upgrading.

3. Become a Customer Care Program Member

One last tip: Join our Customer Care Program for worry-free professional maintenance on all your HVAC equipment.

We know you want to get the most mileage from your current system. That’s why joining a maintenance plan makes so much sense!

You’ll receive multi-point heating and cooling inspections, repair discounts, priority service, and other perks. It is the most convenient step possible toward creating a healthy home.

Best of all, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing our Great Dane professionals are watching over your HVAC equipment.

Create a Healthy Home Today

Great Dane Heating, Cooling, Electrical, & Plumbing has helped homes and businesses in Clinton Township, MI, and all the surrounding areas with their heating and cooling services since 1999. We are an established, trusted business. Call us today at  586-816-9010 or request service online.

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