May 22 2019

Congratulations! Bath, Pennsylvania, is about to get a new resident when you welcome your newborn into your home. Along with all that excitement comes the preparation necessary to guarantee your little one thrives. Use these HVAC tips to prepare your home with comfortable and clean air for your new baby.

Install a Filter with a Higher MERV Rating

Your HVAC system can serve as a powerful tool in cleaning your air before your baby arrives. Your unit already catches hazardous particles as air flows through your system’s filter, but that standard filter also lets many particles through. Fortunately, you can switch out your standard filter for one with a higher minimum efficiency rating value (MERV). The higher the MERV, the more particles your filter will catch, and the less dust, bacteria, and other particles your new baby will breathe. However, be sure not to exceed the recommended MERV rating that is recommended by the manufacturer for your system.

Install a Ventilator and an Air Purifier

A new filter may not be all you need to ensure that your baby breathes healthy air free from bacteria, viruses, and other hazards. Plenty of pollutants threaten indoor air quality, but you can counter many of them before and after your baby arrives by installing a whole-home ventilator and a whole-home air purifier. The ventilator will circulate fresh, conditioned air in your living space, removing stale air and preventing your child from overheating in a stuffy room. An air purifier is a super-filter that will catch and neutralize more hazardous particles than other filters.

Maintain a Warmer Home

Babies aren’t able to regulate their internal temperature the same way as adults. Bumping up the AC may lead to an uncomfortable and cranky baby. To avoid any temperature-related issues, adjust your programmable thermostat to keep your home at a comfortable 74 degrees Fahrenheit.

Caring for a new baby is hard work, so prepare your HVAC system to clean the air for the baby’s arrival. To guarantee that your HVAC system is efficient in providing only the cleanest air for your newborn, schedule professional HVAC maintenance with Sullivan Oil and Propane at 610-813-6555.

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