What does home mean to you? Many would say a home is a place where you enjoy yourself and feel safe, but ultimately— it’s where you’re most comfortable. After a long day at school or work, you want to come back to a relaxing space. In today’s blog, Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning has surefire ways to increase the comfort of your home.
1. Open up your blinds and curtains
One of the easiest ways to transform a dark, dreary room is by utilizing your windows. Pull open your blinds and curtains and let the natural light pour in. If you live in California, take advantage of all the sun our state has to offer. Exposure to sunlight is known to increase our serotonin levels, which directly links to feelings of well-being and happiness.
2. Get some fresh, clean air
Many homeowners don’t realize that there are toxins such as dust, chemicals, and mold circulating throughout the air. This can often be the reason for your constant allergies. If you’re concerned about your home’s air quality, be sure to contact an HVAC technician near you. At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, eliminating these contaminants and allergens plaguing your home is one of our top priorities!
You can also get fresh air in your home by opening your windows. This can also help release any stuffy feelings you might be having. If you live in a climate where this is impossible, consider buying some plants! They can do wonders for your health by cleaning the air in your home.
3. Get smart (home)
If we’re being honest, one of the easiest ways to stay comfortable is by never having to move. With the advancements in technology, you can have almost full control of your home right in the palm of your hand. There’s an app for anything— whether it’s to change the temperature, turn on the TV, dim the lights, or check on security.
4. Clear cluttered spaces
One day you notice that chair in the corner has a mountain of clothes atop it, or suddenly your miscellaneous drawer won’t open because it’s been so overstuffed. We completely understand that your stuff can pile up during the busy season. But the clutter can often feel overwhelming, and without even realizing it, it’s added to your stress. Take some time to clear these crowded spaces. In the spirit of giving, you can also donate those extra items and make it a family affair by getting the rest of your household to join.
5. Change your walls
Here’s a fun DIY project for you— change up your walls. Maybe your home came with burgundy walls that you never bothered to change, but that dark color could be affecting your mood. Try using lighter colors that will brighten the room and open it up. If you’re renting your space and painting the walls is prohibited, ask your landlord if the wallpaper is okay. You can also hang up pictures of things that make you happy if you’re not ready to tackle a large painting project.
6. Light up your fireplace and candles
Grab your favorite book, a cup of hot chocolate, and light up your fireplace. What’s more comforting than cozying up and listening to crackling embers? This is great for those chilly winter nights when you want to relax. You can also replicate this atmosphere with some candles if you don’t have a fireplace.
Rely on Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
At Gallagher's Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, it’s always about you— your needs, your safety, and your comfort. Whether you need plumbing, heating, air conditioning, or any other service, we’ll be the stand-up guys there for you. Contact us online or call us at (916) 596-2825 to schedule an appointment with us today.