HGTV Stars Turn up the Heat Talking Home Renovations for Fall

Mom and daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak talk improving the air quality in your home

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

October 2, 2019

Fall is here, which means it’s time to check some things off your household renovation list. HGTV stars of the hit show Good Bones, mom and daughter duo Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak answered all our questions about home renovations as the weather gets cooler.

Where do we start?        

While many people are thinking about cosmetic updates this time of year, maintaining a comfortable and efficient home should also be top of your list. In fact, research shows that improving air quality in your home enhances mood, energy and mental focus as well as saving you money.

How do we do it? 

For starters, check for drafts in the windows and of course installing a new HVAC unit is not only a smart investment that will save you money in the long run but will also reduce your energy bill and environmental impact. This is certainly not a DIY project, but one worth leaving to the pros. The mom and daughter duo have worked with Trane Residential, a leading provider in indoor comfort solutions and learned that you don’t always have to replace your HVAC system during a renovation, but even small work around the house can create lots of dust and debris that can clog your system. 

How do you keep your existing system to save money?

Close all your vents, this will help keep dust from collecting in them. Move cutting of wood or tile away from areas that could blow into your system and use specialty covers to protect duct work. Get your system cleaned after a large project. This is when a contractor will come in handy. After the renovation is complete, get a full inspection and make sure your system is running efficiently and continue to get inspections at least once a year.

How else do we improve air quality?

As it relates to creating the perfect environment, air quality has a huge impact on the comfort of your home, but there are a lot of external and internal factors that can be affecting your air such as outdoor allergens and pollution and indoor pets, plants and even building material. A simple way to really improve your air is with an air cleaner like Trane CleanEffects™. It removes up to 99.98% of airborne allergens from the air that passes through the filter including asthma and allergy triggers in your home like dust, pollen, pet dander, mildew, most tobacco smoke, cooking grease and even bacteria. They are economical and there’s no filter to replace. Just vacuum or rinse every three to nine months and they are certified by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. To see all the different options and learn more check out

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