We’re still at a time of precaution against the coronavirus. Vaccines are rolling out, but we’re not in the clear just yet and homeowners are looking for ways to make your home coronavirus-safe. After all, lots of us still have to leave for work and even when taking all the necessary precautions, infection is still possible.
Luckily, there are a number of smart upgrades you can make in your home to keep it coronavirus-safe. These involve a number of accessibility upgrades to your sanitizing efforts, quality of life improvements and a number of smart tech.
But the best part – these will remain useful even after the pandemic is over!
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Touchless bathroom features
This is perhaps one of the most important upgrades you can make – and one that will forever make your bathroom way more hygienic.
Both faucets and soap dispensers have models that activate by motion sensors, which you’ve probably seen in shopping malls and in restaurants before. All you have to do is pass your hand close and they turn on momentarily, turning off as soon as you move away.
This is also beneficial for saving water, since the faucet only turns on when needed and stops almost immediately as you take your hand away. Contact a pro that does faucet installation to help you set it up correctly!
If you want to go the extra mile, you can also add a hand dryer. No need to use towels or paper to dry your hands, which is less laundry to wash later and less materials going to waste. Your home becomes more hygienic, coronavirus-safe, and environmentally-friendly all in one go.
Smart lighting brings a number of awesome benefits to your home. Not only can it be touchless with the use of sound or movement activation, but they can also be customized by intensity and color as well, allowing for different moods perfect for special occasions.
As a bonus, most of these advanced features can be set up with a smartphone or tablet, giving you a single control center for the entire house which greatly reduces the number of surfaces you’d be touching on a daily basis.
If you’re looking to install some smart lights, you can start by replacing the sockets and light switches. Get more info by talking to a local electrician!
No great technological advancements are necessary here, just a simple way to organize the entryway.
First of all, a place for shoes. Shoes are very anti-hygiene due to the fact they touch the floor everywhere, so it’s wise to give them a proper place in the entryway – keep them separated from each other in a way that it’s easy to pick up and clean them as often as necessary.
A place to leave your coat and bags is also a great addition, since these aren’t washed as frequently and it’s good to leave them separated from your clean clothes.
Hand sanitizer in convenient places
Adding a couple hand sanitizer dispensers in convenient places around the house is a great addition. In particular, you can place one right at the entrance, so that you sanitize your hands as soon as you enter and right before leaving.
It certainly doesn’t hurt to have another one in a nice spot, such as near the kitchen area. The idea is to make hand sanitizing as convenient and accessible as possible so that you can always do it without having to go out of your way.
Staying indoors most of the time requires a good deal of air circulation. For starters, you want to have a full HVAC inspection to make sure the system is working across the board and that your indoor air quality is up to par. The most common piece of maintenance here is replacing your air filters according to its type and the usage.
However, you might also want to make a few upgrades, such as a new smart thermostat. These are awesome energy savers, extremely convenient for your home and they help in keeping your air quality perfect both during summer and winter.
Among its benefits, a smart thermostat can automatically calibrate temperatures, turn on and off on scheduled times, and be configured via smartphone so you don’t even have to get up to make small changes.
Need to upgrade your HVAC? Get free quotes from local HVAC companies and make your indoor air quality ten times better!