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Preparing Your Home for Your New Baby


Welcoming a new baby to the family is one of life’s most exciting moments. Amid all that anticipation, you want to do all you can to prepare your Milton, Georgia, home for a newborn. Here are some home health and safety tips you don’t want to overlook.

Setting the Right Temperature

Babies can’t regulate their internal temperatures like we can. If the room is too hot, your newborn could develop a heat rash. If the room is too cold, the baby can have trouble sleeping and stay fussy all night. Pediatricians recommend that you keep your baby’s room between 68 and 72 degrees no matter the season. Having a programmable thermostat can help you maintain this ideal temperature range even when you’re sleep deprived.

Boosting Your IAQ

Maintaining your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ) is important for the entire family, but it’s even more essential for newborns. Every home harbors indoor air pollution that can aggravate the respiratory tract, irritate the eyes and skin, and contribute to illnesses. And your little one is just as susceptible.

Start implementing some suggestions to boost your home’s IAQ for your family’s health and your own peace of mind. E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning offers a range of healthy home products like air purifiers and humidity-control units to eliminate dust, dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens. These products can even prevent the spread of viruses and ease the symptoms of respiratory infections and colds, which will come in handy if your baby does get sick.

Checking Your HVAC System

Keeping your HVAC system in optimal shape is crucial when there’s a baby in the house. Whether you’ve noticed operation issues or not, it’s important to schedule preventive maintenance appointments annually. Have yours done before bringing your baby home to ensure there won’t be any unexpected issues.

Contact our experts at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning at 678-369-8866 for all your family’s heating and air conditioning needs.

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