Home Environment Solutions - Living Room
Living Room Health
Playing host to family and friends on a daily basis, the living room is a part of the house that sees substantial traffic. The multitude of surfaces, upholstered furniture, drapes and carpet can harbour less agreeable guests like dust, dirt and contaminants which can aggravate asthma and allergies. Avoid compromised air quality and spreading bacteria by countering these potentially harmful conditions.
Living Room Health Issues
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Reducing the amount of upholstered furniture, carpeting and draperies in a room also limits asthma triggers, which include dust mites, mould, pet dander and plant pollen.
Deep clean your carpets and rugs to loosen and remove ingrained dirt to improve air quality – especially for allergy sufferers.
Living Room Safety
A popular locale for casual lounging, book reading and TV watching, the living room offers a comfortable, cozy space to slow down and wind down. Before claiming the best spot on the couch, ensure your relaxing is taking place in a safe environment. Secure windows, ensure sufficient ventilation for gas or wood fireplaces, verify function of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and install guards in electrical sockets to protect children.
Living Room Safety Issues
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Sensors weaken over time and won’t provide sufficient protection in case of fire. Replace all smoke alarms every 10 years, and carbon monoxide detectors every 5-7 years.
Install a carbon monoxide detector near a working fireplace. Fossil fuels such as oil, gas, and wood produce carbon monoxide upon combustion.
Protect your property and your family by outfitting doors and windows with security locks.
Protect your home and family from fire.
Childproof your living room to protect against accidents and damage.
Living Room Comfort
Keep the living room infinitely livable by taking a quick tour around the space. Control temperature with a programmable thermostat, or efficient portable heaters with thermostats that readjust power settings for consistent ‘zone’ heating. Explore other alternative heating options like a pellet stove fuelled by 100% recyclable materials. Consider ergonomics in the placement of audio/visual equipment to seating - get the right height and distance for ideal comfort. Ensure air quality and alleviate asthma and allergies by damp dusting all surfaces, cleaning ducts, washing curtains, and using a vacuum with an allergen filter to go over carpets and furniture.
Living Room Comfort Issues
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Take advantage of available natural heat during the winter by keeping curtains open by day and closed at night. It will save energy and help stabilize temperature in the home, without having to constantly readjust the thermostat.
Heating and Cooling
Control temperature and save on heating and cooling costs by installing a programmable thermostat.