We have survived a full on week of 2016 and it feels great! There is a saying, “It’s a good day to have a good day” and that is exactly how 2016 should go. It is a great year to have a great year! It is so easy to get bogged down in the day to day stresses we all feel, but this year let’s make a real effort to find some joy in each day. While we are finding the joy in each of our days, we also need to find the find the joy inside our homes.
We make a list each January of what we are going to do differently this year. We need to make the same list for our homes. Most of us have entirely too much stuff in them and have neglected them in one way or another.
Resolutions for the HOME:
- Declutter – this sounds easy, but it is not. Take some time to empty out drawers, cabinets and closets. Get rid of unnecessary items you have lying around. If you don’t use it on a daily basis, you don’t need it out on a counter or table. It will be much easier to keep the dust bunnies at bay and breathe easier in a home that is not packed with unused items. Also, remember to wash your curtains and clean your blinds, dust loves to gather there.
- Do a safety check – now that your home is clean and junk free, check for radon and carbon monoxide. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas and 1 out of every 15 homes in the U.S. has elevated levels. You can get a tester kit from a local hardware store that will run you around $20.00. As we all know carbon monoxide can lead to death if not caught in time. Every home should have a carbon monoxide detector in their home.
- Save Money on Energy – you don’t have to install solar panels and collect rainwater to reduce your energy consumption (although you can if you want to). Little things are just as helpful – remember to turn lights off when you leave a room, change your bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs, change your filter in your HVAC unit and always lower your heat when you are not at home.
As you evaluate how you want 2016 to be for you, remember that Carmine’s is here to help you with all your heating, air and plumbing needs. Don’t let that sink drip or your furnace rattle around for another year. Call us today 203-791-8089.