Changes to Make to Your Home in the New Year

Changes to Make to Your Home in the New Year

The New Year is the main time of the year that everyone decides to make big changes in their lives. From fitness habits to their general outlook on life, the resolutions are endless. While we applaud every effort to improve your life, have you ever considered that making a few changes to your home can make for a better life too?

Whether it’s big or small, these are some of the best changes to make to your home in the New Year.

Swap Out Your Water Heater

Do you find yourself standing in your bathroom for 10 minutes before the water gets hot enough for you to step into your shower? Does someone in your family get sprayed with ice-cold water because you ran out of hot water too quickly? Is your energy bill sky high?

Maybe you moved into your home and the water heater was heading towards its 15th birthday, or it’s a small tankless unit that was really only meant to serve a two-person household, but you’re a family of five.

Whether your water heater is old or not properly sized to meet your family’s needs, those scenarios can be all too common. Swapping out your current hot water heater for a more efficient, better-sized unit could be the solution.

Upgrade Your HVAC System

When’s the last time your heating system was replaced? Do you even know how old it is? Old heating systems can be seriously inefficient, leaving you with subpar heating and cooling and high energy bills.

Even if your heating system seems alright, have you made any extensions or downsizes on your home? Your HVAC should have been installed to specifically fit your home’s size and heating and cooling needs, so if the size of your home changes, so should your comfort system. That makes for more even heating and cooling and can help keep the strain on your system and your energy bills low.

Switch Carpet for Hardwood Floors

Your carpets may be great at keeping your feet warm, but they’re also great at harboring dust, allergens, and other air particles that ruin your indoor air quality. Even if you vacuum regularly, those particles and allergens can bury themselves deep within your carpet’s fibers, making them difficult to remove.

Ditch the carpets and switch to hardwood floors. Not only do they add a fresher appearance to your home, but they’re much easier to clean than carpet since they don’t harbor dust and other particles.

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Are you tired of staring at the same colored walls you’ve had for the past five years? Is your entire home one color? Is the paint on the side of your home chipping or dull-colored? Freshen up your home with a new coat of paint!

You can choose to go with neutral colors that will appeal to anyone who may want to buy your home in the future or opt for a bright color that will stand out and add a pop of color to your home.

Invest in a Generator

Whether they’re caused by bad weather, power grid issues, or a downed electrical wire, power outages happen. If you’re left without electricity for an extended amount of time, your food could spoil in your fridge, your home can become seriously uncomfortable without heat or air conditioning, and your kids can be left scared in the dark.

When you have a standby generator ready to turn the power back on, you and your family are kept safe and comfortable until regular power is restored.

Improve Your Landscaping

When you take a look at your front yard, are you happy with the sight, or are you staring at a plain, (potentially) brown lawn? Improve your home’s curb appeal by adding some shrubbery and lighting to your yard.

These additions not only make your home more aesthetically pleasing, but the lighting can also help keep your home safe from intruders.

For all your HVAC, water heater, or generator needs in the Fairfax County area, trust the experts at Air Treatment Company. Give us a call today at 703.270.0881!

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