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All About Nursery Ventilation

If you’re expecting a new baby to come into your life, you’ve probably already taken the time to baby-proof your home. Some homeowners, however, may not realize the importance of proper nursery ventilation and HVAC safety. Here are a few tips to get you started:

Schedule an HVAC Technician

No matter how great your nursery ventilation is, if your HVAC equipment isn’t running properly, then the room may experience problems and affect the safety of your child. Schedule a check-up with a qualified technician to make sure that the system is running at peak performance and identify any issues that you may need to be aware of.

Clean Up Your Vents and Ductwork

When any area of your ductwork or vents has been plagued by debris, your infant may be exposed to harmful pollutants as air is distributed into the room. You can easily avoid this by taking the time to thoroughly clean these areas before the baby has arrived home.

Consider Upgrading to a Smart Thermostat

Having complete control over the temperature of your child’s nursery is absolutely essential, especially when you consider the fact that it is now recommended to keep a child at 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit to help prevent SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). Upgrading your current thermostat to a smart or wi-fi model will help you accomplish this with ease.

Don’t Put the Crib a Vent’s Path

It isn’t healthy for air to constantly be blowing near an infant, even if the air is completely clean. To avoid any health issues, make sure that the crib is not in the path of the airflow. The best way is to move the crib to the other side of the room. Barring that, direct the vents away from the crib.

Focusing on nursery ventilation and HVAC needs will help you keep your family safe. If you’d like more expert advice on any type of home comfort concerns, be sure to reach out to the friendly professionals at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Our technicians have been serving the HVAC needs of Yuma and the surrounding area since 1952.