Tips to Get Healthier in 2017 Published on January 06, 2017 Every year, starting January 1st, people make a vow to themselves to get healthy. This commonly means buying a gym membership and saying no to chocolate – at least for a while. But while a healthy eating habit matters, occasionally people forget the multiple other ways they can stay healthy. Hammond Plumbing & Heating is here with a few tips to help you be healthier in 2017. Get Your Ducts in a Row You can eat as much broccoli as you want and run 4 miles each day – but if your home doesn’t have clean air for your to breathe, you aren’t going to be healthy. Kick off the year with an air duct cleaning from Hammond Plumbing & Heating. The majority of the air in your home comes through your air ducts, and those ducts get dirty over time with microbes, mildew, and bacteria, as well as dirt and dust. Routine cleanings can help be sure the air you are breathing is safe and healthy. Ditch the Toxins It’s not spring yet, but it’s never too premature to examine how you’re cleaning your home – and what you’re breathing in when you do. Apple cider vinegar, baking soda, and essential oils are all healthier ways to clean your home safely and without the exacerbating toxins that could cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues. Install a UV Light It’s the season of colds and flu, and with that comes cold and flu germs. Help keep your home germ-free with an Ultraviolet Germicidal Light. These machines safely provide the highest UV light intensity available, working to help decrease the spread of airborne germs and even help eliminate further buildup of germs in your home and inside your heating and cooling system. Vacuum Dust can exacerbate allergies and asthma, making vacuuming a critical routine for anyone that suffers from respiratory ailments. Getting the right vacuum and using it regularly can help cut down on the allergens in your home, helping to keep you healthy. We can’t clean your home but we can clean your air! Call Hammond Plumbing & Heating at 226-240-1120 today to ask for a duct cleaning or have a UV light installed to help keep your home safe and healthy all winter long.