New Year… New Home. Don’t forget about your home when making new year’s resolutions

Making New Year’s resolutions is an annual tradition, but it’s easy to forget about your home when making them. Your home should be a priority in 2023 and we want to help you make sure that it is.

Here are some tips to help make sure that your home stays safe and efficient in 2023.

Kick off your home resolutions by decluttering

Start by streamlining your kitchen pantry and cupboards by removing any duplicate items or unnecessary clutter. Remove any items that are broken or no longer in use throughout your home. This not only creates a more open and inviting space but also helps reduce the potential for clutter-related accidents.

Overcome the intimidation of purging your entire home by tackling one room at a time. To make it easier, begin with the smallest area and work in manageable chunks – this way you can experience success quickly.

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Update for smart features

By swapping out outdated appliances like security cameras and air conditioners for newer models, you can take advantage of the most up-to-date features such as wireless operation, wifi connectivity, and smart home capabilities. You can also reduce energy costs and increase the overall efficiency of your home.

Smart appliances are the future of home technology. In the new year, you can take advantage of their many benefits. Smart appliances offer a variety of features that provide improved convenience, energy efficiency and safety.

With smart appliances, you can connect to your home from anywhere in the world, allowing you to control lights, thermostats, locks, security cameras and more. By doing so, you’ll not only have peace of mind but also help reduce energy costs.

Catch up on home maintenance

Make a New Year’s resolution to keep up with the regular maintenance around the house. From checking smoke alarms to cleaning gutters, it’s important to stay on top of routine maintenance tasks so you can avoid costly repairs down the road.

Other essential tasks which can help ensure your home functions effectively include:

  • cleaning aircon filters
  • clearing garden debris from around stormwater drains
  • get your hot water system serviced
  • book a pest treatment & termite check

Schedule yourself a task for each month to ensure that all of your goals are accomplished over the span of the year.

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Prioritise healthy indoor air quality in your home

Poor indoor air quality not only affects our health in the short term, eg allergies in spring, it can also present long-term health issues for your family. Allergens like dust and pet dander, mould and mildew, as well as chemical emissions from furniture or building materials, can all contribute to unhealthy indoor air quality.

Start by assessing the overall condition of your home and evaluate whether any changes or repairs need to be made in order to improve airflow or reduce moisture. In addition, you can invest in an air purifier to help filter out some of these allergens and pollutants.

To keep your air conditioner in optimal working order, make sure you follow the maintenance schedule and service it every 6 months. Doing so will enable the filtration system to capture any airborne contaminants before they can cause harm.

You can also consider upgrading to an aircon with advanced air-filtering systems in areas of the house where air quality is particularly poor, such as the kitchen or bedroom. This will help to reduce the risk of breathing in unhealthy particles and give your family some relief from unpleasant odours.

Improve Energy Efficiency

Schedule routine maintenance for all of your home systems, such as air conditioning, plumbing, and electrical. This will ensure that your equipment runs at optimal performance and reduce the likelihood of costly repairs or replacements down the road.

Making your home more energy efficient is a fantastic way to save money while also preserving the planet’s resources.

More tips on boosting the energy efficiency of your home can be found here – Changes to make to avoid the energy price soar predicted for 2023

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Get recycling regimented

Make this the year when your household really gets to grips with recycling. Place bins and bags in a spot where they are easily reached to make it as simple as possible for the whole family to get involved.

Check with your local council to see what kind of recycling is available in your area and make sure everyone knows the rules for separating out different items. It’s also worth noting that many councils now offer composting or green waste services so you can save even more items from ending up in landfill.

Home safety resolutions

  • Check your smoke alarms and replace them if they are faulty or over 10 years old.
  • Ensure that all electrical appliances are covered by surge protection (if book your local electrician can install it).
  • Fit window locks or security screens on any accessible windows.
  • Check for trip hazards around the house such as loose rugs, cords or furniture that can cause falls.
  • Finally, make sure your family knows what to do in case of a fire or other emergency.

By following these simple tips and making a few resolutions, you can ensure that your home is comfortable and efficient for the years to come. So don’t forget about your home this New Year—make it a priority in 2023!

Happy New Year from everyone at Fallon Solutions! We wish you all the best in 2023 and hope you have a wonderful year ahead.