How to Keep a Healthy Home

Services and at-home tips for keeping a clean and healthy living space.

What is a Healthy Home?

Home is where you and your family are safest and happiest, a place filled with love, warmth, and security. Your home takes care of you, and you need to take care of it, too. 

Did you know that Americans spend 65% of their lives in their home? You’ll want to take whatever steps you can to make it a healthy environment, and there are a few main areas to focus your efforts.

Maintenance and Upkeep

Your structure and HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and other systems need to be kept clean and well-maintained.

Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Your health depends on the air you breathe, so take steps to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

Water Quality

When you find yourself in need of plumbing service, you need a team that can give you skilled service fast.

Energy Efficiency

Energy efficient systems and devices are better for the environment, your home health, and your wallet.

$50 OFF A HEALTHY HOME UPDATE

Now more than ever, having a healthy home is essential to our everyday lives. Small updates to your kitchen, bathroom, and living spaces can have a profound impact on your family’s well-being. Get $50 off any healthy home update from GEM including touchless faucets, central humidifiers, water filtration systems, and more. Mention code: “HEALTH” to redeem.

How To Keep Your Home Healthy

According to the CDC’s Guide to a Healthy Home, plenty of things impact the relative wellbeing of your home and household. In fact, your systems are connected, and each individual part needs care and attention to help your whole home thrive. 

There are some simple ways to improve home health yourself, including not wearing shoes inside, opening windows to invite fresh air in, regular cleaning, and avoiding harsh chemical cleaners and air fresheners.

Regular maintenance can help

Regular system maintenance is one of the best steps to better home health. Try these steps to take care of your home with a bit of expert help:

  • Address efficiency issues as soon as they come up.
  • Change your HVAC system filters at least twice a year.
  • Have your ducts cleaned at least once a year, or upgraded if you have an older home.
  • Test and inspect your carbon monoxide and smoke detectors regularly.
  • Get annual tuneups on your HVAC, plumbing, and electrical systems.
  • Have your water supply system inspected and make sure your filtration and water softening devices are working effectively.

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Devices and Systems to Keep a Healthy Home

Turn to a GEM professional for device installations, system upgrades, and services that can bring your home health to the next level.

Heating and Cooling

Consider these additions and upgrades to improve your heating and cooling system.

CENTRAL HUMIDIFIERS & DEHUMIDIFIERS

By regulating the moisture in your home, these devices help prevent mold growth and bacteria buildup that can harm your health.

SMART THERMOSTATS

With temperature regulation and scheduling features, smart thermostats make it easy to keep a comfortable temperature and healthy humidity levels.

GEM offers industry-leading smart thermostat installations, including Nest Thermostats.

Learn more about smart thermostats

IAQ SOLUTIONS

Indoor air quality devices like air purifiers and recovery ventilators can help reduce the level of pollution in your home. 

GEM can inspect your home’s air and recommend the best next step.

Learn more about indoor air quality solutions

Plumbing

Our plumbing services and devices can keep your pipes and drains healthy.

TOUCHLESS DEVICES

Using touchless faucets and toilet seats can help limit the spread of bacteria. GEM offers the best in touchless devices — check out these top products:

And meet Flo by Moen!

WATER FILTRATION & QUALITY

Specialized devices help regulate water quality through filtration and softening. GEM offers a number of home water purification services.

GARBAGE DISPOSALS

Garbage disposals work hard, especially around the holidays, so you need to take care of them. We can show you how to unclog your garbage disposal (and more)

Electrical

From updated wiring to detectors, we help keep your home electrical systems in great shape.

CEILING FANS AND EXHAUST FANS

By working to circulate air throughout your home, ceiling and exhaust fans help bring your indoor air quality up to par.

GENERATORS

Generators are there when all else fails. Having a working whole home generator means your home won’t give up on you and your family in an emergency.

CARBON MONOXIDE AND SMOKE DETECTORS

These devices are guardian angels for your household — you’ll need them working around the clock to keep your air safe and healthy.

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Advanced tech for home hygiene

New improvements in home devices that help keep surfaces clean and germs at bay.

There are many other system upgrades and clever devices to build whole home health. Contact a GEM technician today to learn more about your options and how we can help.

Touchless Soap Dispenser

Automatic soap dispensers

Like other touchless devices, these help to prevent the transfer of germs and bacteria. 

Touchless Trash Can

Touchless garbage cans

There’s no risk of transferring bacteria from your trash cans if you don’t have to touch them!

A Healthy Home is a Happy Home

Here at GEM, we know the impact of a healthy home, and we know what it takes to get there.

Are you dealing with a home health issue (or any other issue, for that matter)? Don’t worry, we’re only a phone call away.

You can even get remote help from a professional over the phone or video chat, including a free diagnosis of your problem!

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