2 HVAC Considerations When Preparing for a New Baby

Having a new baby is an exciting adventure, full of new thoughts for the future and upcoming sleepless nights. Many families in the Atlanta, Georgia, area don’t think about their HVAC systems as part of the baby preparation process. However, it should be. Your HVAC system and how it is babyproofed can have a lot to do with your comfort level when bringing your new baby home. Here are some factors about your home’s air conditioning system that are worth thinking about before your due date.

Consider a Ductless Split HVAC System

Having a ductless mini split unit installed makes it easy to keep different parts of your home comfortable at different temperatures. Babies typically need to live in warmer temperatures than many adults find comfortable. A ductless split HVAC unit can help transform your home into different air conditioning zones. This means that you can keep the baby’s room at a warm 75 degrees, especially at night when blankets aren’t recommended for sleeping, while keeping the other rooms at cooler temperatures.

Babyproofing Accessible HVAC Components

Baby fingers can easily get stuck or cut on accessible HVAC components, such as vents and slats, that are around the house. Make sure to plan on babyproofing as much of the HVAC system as possible as soon as the baby starts to become mobile. There are some babyproofing products that are made for HVAC components, such as handle guards for the AC closet, while others can be repurposed to help. If you have any questions about how to keep your baby safe around the heating and cooling system, be sure to discuss your concerns with your HVAC technician.

Making certain that your home is comfortable and secure becomes a top priority for many new parents. Your home’s heating and cooling system is an important part of your new baby’s environment. At Trinity Air Heating & Air Conditioning, we understand how air conditioning zoning can help make everyone more comfortable. Call us at (770) 285-1990 or schedule an appointment through our website to discuss any questions or concerns.

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